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Maria Dalassene (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4545
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank slightly too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1472.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with the medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅θυ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Border of dots.

θ.ε
θμαρια
.ηδαλασ
σηνη

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Μαρίᾳ τῇ Δαλασσηνῇ.

Theotokos, help Maria Dalassene.

Commentary

Laurent thought, incorrectly in our eyes, that in the third line, before the article τῇ, there was room for at least one letter, enough for the abbreviation for μοναχῇ (nun): .

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4545
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank slightly too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1472.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4545
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank slightly too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1472.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4545
Diameter 17 mm
Condition Blank slightly too small for die.
Previous Editions

Laurent, Corpus V/2, no. 1472.