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Maria . . . (?) sebaste (eleventh/twelfth century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans with medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκε,θ,
.ησηλ
μαριασε
τητητ.
.μη..

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Μαρίᾳ σεβαστῇ τῇ . . .

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin, nimbate, orans with medallion of Christ before her. Inscription: Μ̅Θ̅ : Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in five lines. Border of dots.

θκε,θ,
.ησηλ
μαριασε
τητητ.
.μη..

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλ Μαρίᾳ σεβαστῇ τῇ . . .

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4556
Diameter 19.0 mm

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῇ σῇ δούλῃ Μαρίᾳ σεβαστῇ τῇ . . .

Theotokos, help your servant, the sebaste Maria . . .

Commentary

Unfortunately, the reading of the family name cannot be established.