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Theodora (1055–1056)

Accession number BZS.1961.20
Diameter 27 mm
Field diameter 27 mm

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

[Ἐμ]μανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of Theodora, wearing an elaborate crown with a cross, four flower–tipped spikes, and pendilia, and a loros with a jeweled collar. She is shown holding a labarum in her right hand and a globus surmounted by a trefoil in her left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

Θεοδώρα αὐγο[ύστα]

Translation

Θεοδώρα αὐγούστα

Theodora, augusta