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Maria Komnene, daughter of sebastokrator Andronikos porphyrogennetos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.522

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Field:
25 mm

Obverse

Maria Komnene, daughter of sebastokrator Andronikos porphyrogennetos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

The Mother of God (the Hagiosoritissa), raising both arms towards the manus Dei (which will have been in the portion of the seal broken off) Inscription: .. Θ|Η|Α|Γ|Ι|.|ΣΟ|ΡΙΤΙ|ΣΣ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ ἡ Ἁγιοσορίτισσα.

Reverse

Maria Komnene, daughter of sebastokrator Andronikos porphyrogennetos (twelfth/thirteenth century)

Inscription of six lines, preceded by a cross. Border of dots.


ΣΚΈΠΟΙΣΚΟ
.ΠΑΙΔΑΝ
.ΡΟΝΊΚΚΌΡΗ
..ΑΟΚΡΑΤ

..ΡΥΡΑΥΓ
.ΑΡΙ.Ν

Σκεποις Κομνηνὴν παῖδ᾽ Ἀνδρονίκου, Κόρη, σεβαστοκρατος πορφυραυγοῦς Μαρίαν

Translation

Σκεποις Κομνηνὴν παῖδ᾽ Ἀνδρονίκου, Κόρη, σεβαστοκρατοῦς πορφυραυγοῦς Μαρίαν.

Virgin, protect Maria Komnene, the daughter of the sebastokrator Andronikos born in the purple.

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Commentary

Note the accent marks and the syncopated forms of sebastokrator and porphyraugoustos.

 

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