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Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4544
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked in two halves along the channel, and chipped at both ends of channel. Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2695.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1460.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla visible: ΘΥ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in seven lines. Border of dots.

..ΚΕΟ
..ΕΙΤΗ..
.ΛΗΑΝΗΝ
..ΚΟΥ.Ο.Α
..ΤΙΣΗ..
.ΑΛΑΣ..
.ΝΗ.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννην πρωτοκουροπαλατίσῃ τῇ Δαλασσινῇ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Ἄννην πρωτοκουροπαλατίσῃ Δαλασσινῇ.

Theotokos, help your servant Anna Dalassene, protokouropalatissa.

Commentary

This is the mother of Alexios I. Her given name is mistakenly written in the accusative.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4544
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked in two halves along the channel, and chipped at both ends of channel. Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2695.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1460.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4544
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Cracked in two halves along the channel, and chipped at both ends of channel. Struck slightly off-center.
Previous Editions

Cf. Zacos-Veglery, no. 2695.
Cf. Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1460.

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