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Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4543
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

Βust of the Virgin orans, with the medallion of Christ before her (known from the parallel examples listed below). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in seven lines. Border of dots.

..ΚΕΟ
ΗΘ..ΤΗΣΗ
ΔΛΗΑΝΝΗ
ΑΚΟΥΡΟΠΑ
ΛΑΤΙΣΗΤΗ
ΔΑΛΑΣΣΙ
ΝΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννῃ πρωτοκουροπαλατίσῃ τῇ Δαλασσινῇ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννῃ πρωτοκουροπαλατίσῃ τῇ Δαλασσινῇ.

Theotokos, help your servant Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa.

Commentary

This is the mother of Alexios I.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4543
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4543
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel.
Previous Editions

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

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