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Xene nun (eleventh/twelfth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.412

Previous Editions

Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1475, 1476 (possibly the same owner).

Details

Diameter:
25 mm
Field:
19 mm
Condition:
A hole in the center.

Obverse

Xene nun (eleventh/twelfth century)

Indistinct bust of the Virgin orans, perhaps with medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΜΡ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Xene nun (eleventh/twelfth century)

Inscription in four lines with cross above. Border of dots.


θκ̅ε,Θ,
ΤΗ..Δ,
ΞΕΝΗΜ
ΝΑΧΗ

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ξένῃ μωναχῇ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ξένῃ μωναχῇ.

Theotokos, help your servant, the nun Xene.

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