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Maria Dalassene, nun (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
μαρια
τηδα
λαση
νη

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μαρίᾳ (μον)αχ(ῇ) τῇ Δαλασηνῇ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: μ̅θ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
μαρια
τηδα
λαση
νη

Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Μαρίᾳ (μον)αχ(ῇ) τῇ Δαλασηνῇ

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1123
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, "Les Dalassènoi," no. 30 (with a different reading).

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ μοναχῇ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ.

Mother of God, help Maria Dalassene, nun.

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