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Constantine Komnenos, sebastos and megas droungarios (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅εο
ηθκ̅ν̅σε
αμεγα
λργγα
ριτκο
μν

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Κων(σταντίνῳ) σεβαστῷ (καὶ) μεγάλῳ δρουγγαρίῳ τῷ Κομνηνῷ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, holding the medallion of Christ before her. On either side, sigla: ̅θυ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

θκ̅εο
ηθκ̅ν̅σε
αμεγα
λργγα
ριτκο
μν

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει Κων(σταντίνῳ) σεβαστῷ (καὶ) μεγάλῳ δρουγγαρίῳ τῷ Κομνηνῷ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1254
Diameter 29.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Κωνσταντίνῳ σεβαστῷ καὶ μεγάλῳ δρουγγαρίῳ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Mother of God, help Constantine Komnenos, sebastos and megas droungarios.