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Anna Dalassene, nun and mother of the emperor (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1125
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461; Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 102.

Obverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
αννη
τηδαλασ
σηνη

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

τημη
τριτου
ασιλε
σ

τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχῇ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως.

Lord, help Anna Dalassena, nun and mother of the emperor.

Commentary

Anna Dalassene was the mother of Alexios I Komnenos. Hence, this seal must date between his accession in 1081 and her death some time between 1100 and 1102.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1125
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461; Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 102.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1125
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461; Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 102.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1125
Diameter 24 mm
Field diameter 18 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461; Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696; Oikonomides, Dated Seals, no. 102.

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