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Anna Komnene, sebaste (twelfth/thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Traces of epigraphy at right: Θ̣: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Θ̣κεοη̣
αννησε̣
σ̣τητηκο
μνην̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοή[θ(ει)] Ἄννῃ σεβ[α]στῇ τῇ Κομνην(ῇ)

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Traces of epigraphy at right: Θ̣: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)[ῦ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

Θ̣κεοη̣
αννησε̣
σ̣τητηκο
μνην̣

Θ(εοτό)κε βοή[θ(ει)] Ἄννῃ σεβ[α]στῇ τῇ Κομνην(ῇ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1795
Diameter 25.0 mm
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἄννῃ σεβαστῇ τῇ Κομνηνῇ.

Mother of God, help the sebaste Anna Komnene.