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

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.230

Previous Editions

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

Details

Diameter:
21 mm
Condition:
Blank too small for die.

Obverse

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

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

Reverse

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

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

.ΑΡΙΑ
.ΑΝΤΙΜ
.ΥΤΑΔΕΛΦ
Κ̅ΝΔΕΣ
ΠΟΤ,

Μαρίᾳ μοναχ καὶ παντίμῳ αυταδέλφ Κωνσταντίνου δεσπότου

Translation

Μαρίᾳ μοναχῇ καὶ παντίμῳ αυταδέλφῃ Κωνσταντίνου δεσπότου.

Maria, monk and esteemed sister of the emperor Constantine.

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Commentary

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

 

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