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Anna Bryennissa, sebaste (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans with the Child on her lap. Sigla preserved at left: Μ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εοῦ)]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.


.ΚΕΘ,
Α̣ΝΑΝΣΕ
.ΑΤΗΤΗ
ΡΥΕΝ
ΗΣΗ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἄννᾳ σε[β]α[σ]τῇ τῇ Βρυενήσῃ

Obverse

Bust of Mother of God orans with the Child on her lap. Sigla preserved at left: Μ̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) [Θ(εοῦ)]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.


.ΚΕΘ,
Α̣ΝΑΝΣΕ
.ΑΤΗΤΗ
ΡΥΕΝ
ΗΣΗ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β(οή)θ(ει) Ἄννᾳ σε[β]α[σ]τῇ τῇ Βρυενήσῃ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4133
Diameter 22.0 mm
Condition Chip at top of channel.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἄννᾳ σεβαστῇ τῇ Βρυενήσῃ.

Theotokos, help Anna Bryennissa, sebaste.

Commentary

Note that the letters A and N appear to have been transposed in the owner's name, given in the second line of the reverse.