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Maria Dalassene (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

θ.ε
θμαρια
.ηδαλασ
σηνη

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ

Obverse

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

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

θ.ε
θμαρια
.ηδαλασ
σηνη

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4545
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1472.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ.

Theotokos, help Maria Dalassene.

Commentary

Laurent thought, incorrectly in our eyes, that in the third line, before the article τῇ, there was room for at least one letter, enough for the abbreviation for μοναχῇ (nun): .