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Anna Dalassene, nun, mother of the emperor (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.402

Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1461.
Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2696.

Details

Diameter:
23 mm
Field:
18 mm

Obverse

Anna Dalassene, nun, mother of the emperor (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΚΕ,Θ,
ΑΝΝΗ
ΤΗΔΑΛΑ
ΣΗΝΗ

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ

Reverse

Anna Dalassene, nun, mother of the emperor (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

ΤΗΜΗ
ΤΡΙΤΟΥ
ΑΣΙΛΕ

Σ

τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Ἄννῃ μοναχῇ τῇ Δαλασηνῇ τῇ μητρὶ τοῦ βασιλέως.

Lord, help Anna Dalassene, nun, the mother of the emperor.

Audio

Commentary

This is, of course, the mother of the emperor Alexios I.

 

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