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Eirene Komnene Doukaina Palaiologina (1285-1317)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

The empress standing, wearing a high crown and loros and holding in the right hand a scepter, her left held before her in supplication. Inscription in columns at left and right. Border of dots.

                           
 .ΙΡΗ                      ΚΟ                   
ΝΙΕΥ                    ΜΝΗ
ΣΕΒΕ                   ΝΗΔ
.ΑΤΗ                  ΚΕΝΑ
 .ΥΓ                  ΗΠΑΛ
  Α                    ΑΙΟΛ.
                            ΓΙΝ
                            Α

[Ε]ἰρήνι εὐσεβε[στ]άτη [α]ὐγούστα Κομνηνὴ Δούκενα ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Obverse

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

Reverse

The empress standing, wearing a high crown and loros and holding in the right hand a scepter, her left held before her in supplication. Inscription in columns at left and right. Border of dots.

                           
 .ΙΡΗ                      ΚΟ                   
ΝΙΕΥ                    ΜΝΗ
ΣΕΒΕ                   ΝΗΔ
.ΑΤΗ                  ΚΕΝΑ
 .ΥΓ                  ΗΠΑΛ
  Α                    ΑΙΟΛ.
                            ΓΙΝ
                            Α

[Ε]ἰρήνι εὐσεβε[στ]άτη [α]ὐγούστα Κομνηνὴ Δούκενα ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4362
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 107.1a; Zacos-Veglery no. 125c; Byzantium: Faith and Power no. 7C.

Translation

Εἰρήνι εὐσεβεστάτη αὐγούστα Κομνηνὴ Δούκενα ἡ Παλαιολογίνα.

Eirene Komnene Doukaina Palaiologina, most pious augusta.

Commentary

The reading of the reverse inscription is based on the readings of the three specimens from the same boulloterion in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection.

A distinguishing feature of the type is the form of the letter mu employed in the sigla on the obverse.