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Eudokia nun (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription presenting an epithet of the Virgin: ΙΠΕΡΙΔΟΞΟΣ: ἱπεριδόξος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, lower line lost. Border of dots.

Θ̅Κ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΗΣΗΔΛ,
ΕΥΔΟΚ,Α͂Χ͂
ΔΛΤΗΣ
......

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχ καὶ δούλ τῆς Τριάδος

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans. Inscription: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Circular inscription presenting an epithet of the Virgin: ΙΠΕΡΙΔΟΞΟΣ: ἱπεριδόξος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines, lower line lost. Border of dots.

Θ̅Κ̅Ε,Θ,
ΤΗΣΗΔΛ,
ΕΥΔΟΚ,Α͂Χ͂
ΔΛΤΗΣ
......

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχ καὶ δούλ τῆς Τριάδος

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4814
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1465.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Εὐδοκίᾳ μοναχῇ καὶ δούλῃ τῆς Τριάδος.

Theotokos, help your servant Eudokia, nun and servant of the Trinity.

Commentary

We can be sure of the reading of the last line on the basis of the parallel specimen cited below.