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Maria patrikia (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4538
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 15 mm

Obverse

Cross on three steps with two transverse bars; from the base arises a fleuron on each side. Circular inscription within a border of dots.

......θιτησηου

Θεοτόκε or Κύριε βοήθι τῇ σῇ δούλῃ

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decorations above and below. Border of dots.

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μρη
πτρ.
κη..
χριστ
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Μαρήᾳ πατρικήᾳ δούλῃ Χριστοῦ

Translation

Θεοτόκε/Κύριε βοήθι τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Μαρήᾳ πατρικήᾳ δούλῃ Χριστοῦ.

Theotokos or Lord, help your servant the patrikia Maria, servant of Christ.