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Anna Karantene (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Sigla: Μ̅.ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
,ΤΗΣΗ
.ΝΚ
.ΝΤ.
Ν

Θεοτόκε βοήτθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντην

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God. Sigla: Μ̅.ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚ̅Ε
,ΤΗΣΗ
.ΝΚ
.ΝΤ.
Ν

Θεοτόκε βοήτθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντην

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2282
Diameter 20.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήτθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντηνῇ.

Mother of God, help your servant, Anna Karantene.

Commentary

Two seals in the collection of Dumbraton Oaks, listed below, are parallel to this specimen. Several other parallel or closely related seals are found in collections in Bulgaria and Romania, as well as the Zacos Collection. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 267-272; Stavrakos, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 192.