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Theodora (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.1625
Diameter 21 mm
Field diameter 16 mm
Condition Struck off-center.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God, turned slightly toward the right, holding the infant Christ on her left arm. Sigla to both sides: ̄θῡ: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

ΘΚΕ
.ΗΘΕΙ
ΤΗΣΗΔ.
.ΘΕΟΔ
..

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Θεοδώρᾳ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Θεοδώρᾳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Theodora.