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Anna kouropalatissa (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a throne, holding the medallion of Christ before her. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; last line illegible. Border of dots.

θκε.
τηνση.
λ νν.
κροπ
τ̣Ησην̣.
.....

Θ(εοτό)κε βοή[θ(ει)] τὴν σὴ[ν] δούλ(ην) Ἄνν[αν] κουροπα[λα]τήσην [τὴν ...]

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a throne, holding the medallion of Christ before her. No sigla visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines; last line illegible. Border of dots.

θκε.
τηνση.
λ νν.
κροπ
τ̣Ησην̣.
.....

Θ(εοτό)κε βοή[θ(ει)] τὴν σὴ[ν] δούλ(ην) Ἄνν[αν] κουροπα[λα]τήσην [τὴν ...]

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1077
Diameter 16.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τὴν σὴν δούλην Ἄνναν κουροπαλατήσην τὴν ...

Mother of God, help your servant Anna ..., kouropalatissa.

Commentary

The inscription appears to consist of six lines, but the last line is not well enough preserved to offer a reading of what would be the owner's family name. Given her Christian name and title, it is likely that she was a member of the Komnenos family.