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Anonymous (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation. Between the angel Gabriel (left) and the Virgin (right), an inscription ("Hail, Thou that art highly favoured"): χερεSχ|αρι|το|με|ν|η : Χἐρε, κεχαριτομένη. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


χαραν
λαλσα
τηη
χαραν
διδ

χαρὰν λαλοῦσα τῇ ζωῇ χαρὰν δίδου

Obverse

The Annunciation. Between the angel Gabriel (left) and the Virgin (right), an inscription ("Hail, Thou that art highly favoured"): χερεSχ|αρι|το|με|ν|η : Χἐρε, κεχαριτομένη. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


χαραν
λαλσα
τηη
χαραν
διδ

χαρὰν λαλοῦσα τῇ ζωῇ χαρὰν δίδου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1846
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 23.0 mm

Translation

χαρὰν λαλοῦσα τῇ ζωῇ χαρὰν δίδου.

You who proclaim joy, give joy to life.