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Anna Komnenodoukaina (twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans. Sigla: μρ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Ιnscription: ΗΦ|Υ.|: Ἡ Φαυστίνη. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

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κοο.
.κνεκ
.ενσσφρα
σασ

Κομνηνοδούκων ἐκ γένους σφραγὶς Ἄννης

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans. Sigla: μρ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Ιnscription: ΗΦ|Υ.|: Ἡ Φαυστίνη. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines with decoration above. Border of dots.

· ·
κοο.
.κνεκ
.ενσσφρα
σασ

Κομνηνοδούκων ἐκ γένους σφραγὶς Ἄννης

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4562
Diameter 27.0 mm

Translation

Κομνηνοδούκων ἐκ γένους σφραγὶς Ἄννης.

The seal of Anna, from the line of the Komnenodoukai.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic verse. The meaning of the epithet of the Virgin on the obverse is unclear.