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Maria Bryennissa, magistrissa (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: Μ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εοῦ)]. Indeterminate border. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots. 

.....
ΜΑΡΙΑΜ
ΓΙΣΤΡΙΣΗ̣
ΤΗ̣Ι̣Ε̣
ΝΙΣΗ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] Μαρίᾳ μ(α)γιστρίσῃ τῇ Βριε(ν)νίσῃ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: Μ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εοῦ)]. Indeterminate border. 

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots. 

.....
ΜΑΡΙΑΜ
ΓΙΣΤΡΙΣΗ̣
ΤΗ̣Ι̣Ε̣
ΝΙΣΗ

[Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει)] Μαρίᾳ μ(α)γιστρίσῃ τῇ Βριε(ν)νίσῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3183
Diameter 15.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ μαγιστρίσῃ τῇ Βριεννίσῃ.

Theotokos, help Maria Bryennissa, magistrissa.