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Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4819
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2695c.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1460.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in seven lines. Border of dots.

..ΚΕΟ
.ΘΕΙΤΗΣΗ
.ΛΗΑΝΝΗ
.ΚΟΥΡΟ
.ΑΤΙΣΗ.Η
.ΑΛΑΣΣΙ
ΝΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννῃ (πρωτο)κουροπαλατίσῃ τΔαλασσινῇ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννην πρωτοκουροπαλατίσῃ Δαλασσινῇ.

Theotokos, help your servant Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa.

Commentary

This is the mother of Alexios I and grandmother of Anna Komnene.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4819
Diameter 29 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2695c.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1460.