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Xene Nestongissa, nun (twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.1935

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 2014.

Details

Diameter:
24 mm
Field:
18 mm

Obverse

Xene Nestongissa, nun (twelfth century)

Bust of the Virgin with medallion. Inscription: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Xene Nestongissa, nun (twelfth century)

Inscription in three lines. Border of dots.

ενη
ητνε
στογγ

Χένῃ μοναχ τοῦ Νεστόγγου

Translation

Χένῃ μοναχῇ τῇ τοῦ Νεστόγγου.

The nun Xene of the Nestongos.

Audio

Commentary

See Laurent's publication for a discussion of the Nestongos family and this individual's place within it.

 

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