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Maria Makrembolitissa, kouropalatissa (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

The Dormition of the Virgin. The Virgin is lying on a couch with her head at the right. To her right are three saints and to her left, four. In the center Christ stands behind the couch, holding her soul, represented as a child, in his right arm. Above, two angels flank a sign, possibly the Holy Spirit. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΘΕ̅,Θ,

ΤΗΣΗΔ̣Λ,
ΜΑΡΙΑΟ̣
ΡΟΠΑΛΑΤΙ.
ΣΗΤΗΜΑΚΡ̣
ΜΟΛΙΤΙΣ
ΣΗ

Θ(εοτὸ)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῇ σῇ δούλ(ῃ) Μαρίᾳ κουροπαλατίσ[σ]ῃ τῇ Μακρ(ε)μβολιτισσῃ

Obverse

The Dormition of the Virgin. The Virgin is lying on a couch with her head at the right. To her right are three saints and to her left, four. In the center Christ stands behind the couch, holding her soul, represented as a child, in his right arm. Above, two angels flank a sign, possibly the Holy Spirit. Border of dots.

Reverse

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


ΘΕ̅,Θ,

ΤΗΣΗΔ̣Λ,
ΜΑΡΙΑΟ̣
ΡΟΠΑΛΑΤΙ.
ΣΗΤΗΜΑΚΡ̣
ΜΟΛΙΤΙΣ
ΣΗ

Θ(εοτὸ)κε β(οή)θ(ει) τῇ σῇ δούλ(ῃ) Μαρίᾳ κουροπαλατίσ[σ]ῃ τῇ Μακρ(ε)μβολιτισσῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2712
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

See PBW: Maria 20108.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Μαρίᾳ  κουροπαλατίσσῃ τῇ Μακρεμβολιτισσῃ.

Theotokos, help your servant Maria Makrembolitissa, kouropalatissa.