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Anna, monache and protovestiaria (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin standing, orans, raising her hands towards the manus Dei above. Remains of and inscription are visible but illegible; these appear to have presented the epithet of the Virgin, ἡ Ἁγιοσοριτίσσα. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Border of dots.


.κε,θ,
.ηση,
.νντη
Α͂εστι
αρια 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ νν μοναχ τῇ πρωτοβεστιαρίᾳ

Obverse

The Virgin standing, orans, raising her hands towards the manus Dei above. Remains of and inscription are visible but illegible; these appear to have presented the epithet of the Virgin, ἡ Ἁγιοσοριτίσσα. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines with cross above. Border of dots.


.κε,θ,
.ηση,
.νντη
Α͂εστι
αρια 

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ νν μοναχ τῇ πρωτοβεστιαρίᾳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1072
Diameter 19.0 mm; field: 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1462.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννῃ μοναχῇ τῇ πρωτοβεστιαρίᾳ.

Theotokos, help your servant, the monache and protovestiaria Anna.