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Maria proedrissa (1070-1072)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5621
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 525.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines with a cross between lines above. Border of dots.

  
γραφ
παριστα
αριασ
οεδρι
..ησ

γραφὴν παριστᾷ Μαρίας προεδρί[σσ]ης

Translation

γραφὴν παριστᾷ Μαρίας προεδρίσσης.

(The seal) presents the letter of Maria the proedrissa.

Commentary

The proedrissa Maria (of Bulgarian origin, born before 1045 and deceased about 1077) was the wife of Andronikos Doukas. She adopted her husband's current title of proedros for use on her seal. See Polemis, Doukai, no. 58.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5621
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 525.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5621
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 525.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5621
Diameter 22 mm
Field diameter 19 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 525.

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