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Anna Karantene (tenth/eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3298
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Partially flattened on the reverse.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God with hands open in front of her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅Μήτηρ Θεο. Border of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ
.,ΤΗΣΗ
ΝΚ
Ρ
ΝΤΗ
Ν

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντην

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄνᾳ Καραντηνῇ.

Mother of God, help your servant, Anna Karantene.

Commentary

Two seals in the collection of Dumbraton Oaks, listed below, are parallel to this specimen. Several other parallel or closely related seals are found in collections in Bulgaria and Romania, as well as the Zacos Collection. Cf. Jordanov, Corpus II, no. 267-272; Stavrakos, Die byzantinischen Bleisiegel, p. 192. 

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3298
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Partially flattened on the reverse.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.3298
Diameter 24 mm
Condition Partially flattened on the reverse.