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Poulcheria Toimtzouloukina(?) (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
πλχερι
ατηντοιμ̣
λκινα̣


Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Πλουχερίᾳ τὴν Τοιμτζουλούκινα

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans. Sigla on either side: ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross of dots above and a decoration below. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,θ,
πλχερι
ατηντοιμ̣
λκινα̣


Θ(εοτό)κε β(οή)θ(ει) Πλουχερίᾳ τὴν Τοιμτζουλούκινα

Accession number BZS.1958.106.777
Diameter 18.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Πλουχερίᾳ τὴν Τοιμτζουλούκινα.

Mother of God, help Poulcheria Toimtzouloukina.

Commentary

The owner's family name is by no means clear; we have reproduced the lettering and await a parallel or further information by which to offer a confirmed reading of what appears to be a name of Slavic origin. Note, too, the mistaken order of the letters in the owner's Christian name.