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Eirene Doukaina (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4561
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obv.).

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, with medallion of Christ before her.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

χαρι
τομενη
σπειρη
τηδ
νη

Κεχαριτομένη σκέπει Εἰήνῃ τῇ Δουκαίνῃ

Translation

Κεχαριτομένη σκέπει Εἰρήνῃ τῇ Δουκαίνῃ.

Blessèd One, protect Eirene Doukaina.

Commentary

A fifteen syllable verse. Note the use of  for καὶ/κὲ apart from its normal use and meaning as "and."

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4561
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obv.).

Bibliography

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4561
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obv.).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4561
Diameter 25 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel (obv.).

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