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Theodora Komnene (thirteenth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

ΤΟΝ
Π̣Ο̣ΡΦΥΡΑΣ
Κ̣ΛΑΔΟΝΜΕ̣
ΣΥ̣Ν̣ΤΗΡΕΙΚΟΡΗ
ΤΤΝΚΟΜ
ΝΝΕΚΓΕΝΟΥ 
Θ̣Ε̣Ο̣Δ̣̣Ρ̣Α̣Ν̣

τὸν πορφύρας κλάδον με συντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θεοδώραν

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

ΤΟΝ
Π̣Ο̣ΡΦΥΡΑΣ
Κ̣ΛΑΔΟΝΜΕ̣
ΣΥ̣Ν̣ΤΗΡΕΙΚΟΡΗ
ΤΤΝΚΟΜ
ΝΝΕΚΓΕΝΟΥ 
Θ̣Ε̣Ο̣Δ̣̣Ρ̣Α̣Ν̣

τὸν πορφύρας κλάδον με συντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θεοδώραν

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1729
Diameter 28.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

τὸν πορφύρας κλάδον με συντήρει, κόρη, τὴν τῶν Κομνηνῶν ἐκ γένους Θεοδώραν.

Virgin, protect me, Theodora, branch of the royal line and descendant of the Komnenoi.

Commentary

Metrical.