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Maria, nun and esteemed sister of the emperor Constantine (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

.ΑΡΙΑ
.ΑΝΤΙΜ
.ΥΤΑΔΕΛΦ
Κ̅ΝΔΕΣ
ΠΟΤ,

Μαρίᾳ μοναχ καὶ παντίμῳ αυταδέλφ Κωνσταντίνου δεσπότου

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

.ΑΡΙΑ
.ΑΝΤΙΜ
.ΥΤΑΔΕΛΦ
Κ̅ΝΔΕΣ
ΠΟΤ,

Μαρίᾳ μοναχ καὶ παντίμῳ αυταδέλφ Κωνσταντίνου δεσπότου

Accession number BZS.1958.106.230
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1477 bis.

Translation

Μαρίᾳ μοναχῇ καὶ παντίμῳ αυταδέλφῃ Κωνσταντίνου δεσπότου.

Maria, monk and esteemed sister of the emperor Constantine.

Commentary

It is unclear whether Maria was the sister of Constantine IX (1042-1055) or Constantine X (1059-1067).