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Theodora Doukaina Palaiologina (1259–82)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

The empress standing, wearing a high crown and a loros. She holds in the left hand a jeweled trefoil scepter. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.

ΘΕ
ΟΔΩ
ΡΕΥ
ΣΕΒΕ
ΤΗ
Γ


Δ̣
ΚΙ̣
ΝΗ̣
ΠΛ.
ΟΛΟ
ΓΙΝ

Θεοδώρα εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα Δούκα[ι]να ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Obverse

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

Reverse

The empress standing, wearing a high crown and a loros. She holds in the left hand a jeweled trefoil scepter. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.

ΘΕ
ΟΔΩ
ΡΕΥ
ΣΕΒΕ
ΤΗ
Γ


Δ̣
ΚΙ̣
ΝΗ̣
ΠΛ.
ΟΛΟ
ΓΙΝ

Θεοδώρα εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα Δούκα[ι]να ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.370
Diameter 40.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 105.2.

Translation

Θεοδώρα εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα Δούκαινα ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Theodora Doukaina Palaiologina, most pious augusta.

Commentary

Theodora, who was the daughter of John Doukas and the wife of Michael VIII, outlived her husband by many years. She died in 1303.