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Maria Kastamonitissa, kouropalatissa (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Details indistinct. Sigla visible at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

.....
ησηλ,
ριτησ̣η̣
ηκμο
ι̣τηση

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῇ σῇ δούλ(ῃ) [Μ]αρίᾳ κουρο[π]αλατήσῃ [τ]ῇ Κασταμο[ν]ιτήσῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God holding the Child in her left arm. Details indistinct. Sigla visible at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, top line missing. Border of dots.

.....
ησηλ,
ριτησ̣η̣
ηκμο
ι̣τηση

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τ]ῇ σῇ δούλ(ῃ) [Μ]αρίᾳ κουρο[π]αλατήσῃ [τ]ῇ Κασταμο[ν]ιτήσῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.1987
Diameter 21.0 mm
Condition Worn. Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Μαρίᾳ κουροπαλατήσῃ τῇ Κασταμονιτήσῃ.

Mother of God, help your servant Maria Kastamonitissa, kouropalatissa.