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Maria sebaste (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, turned to her left, her hands outstretched outward and upward, likely towards the manus Dei which is not preserved. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.σζ̣.
.γνημε
.ηνσεα
.τηνμα
ριαν

σῴζ(οις) [ἀ]γνή με [τ]ὴν σεβα[σ]τὴν Μαρίαν

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, turned to her left, her hands outstretched outward and upward, likely towards the manus Dei which is not preserved. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

.σζ̣.
.γνημε
.ηνσεα
.τηνμα
ριαν

σῴζ(οις) [ἀ]γνή με [τ]ὴν σεβα[σ]τὴν Μαρίαν

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4172
Diameter 22.0 mm

Translation

σῴζοις ἀγνή με τὴν σεβαστὴν Μαρίαν.

Immaculate one, may you save me, the sebaste Maria.