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Anna Palaiologina (1341-47)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.638 (formerly 58.106.638)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 109.1b; Zacos Veglery no. 127b; Byzantium: Faith and Power no. 7E.


28 mm


Anna Palaiologina (1341-47)

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne (thokos), holding Christ on her lap. Sigla at left and right: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.


Anna Palaiologina (1341-47)

The empress standing to front, wearing a crown and loros and holding a scepter in the right hand. Attitude of left hand indistinct. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.

                              Υ
   ΑΝΝ                       ΤΟΚ
ΑΕΥΣΕ                      ΡΑΤΟΡ.
 ΒΕΑ                     ......
 ΑΥΓ                       Ε...
                          ΑΛ...
        Α                       ...

Ἄννα εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα αὐτοκρατόρ[ισσα Ῥομ]έ[ον ἡ Π]αλ[εολογίν]α.


Ἄννα εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα αὐτοκρατόρισσα Ῥομέον ἡ Παλεολογίνα.

Anna Palaiologina, most pious augusta and autokratorissa of the Romans.



The reading of the reverse inscription is based on the readings of the three specimens from the same boulloterion in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection.


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