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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̣̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Nicholas, blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book in his left. Inscription in two columns: ̣|.|̣.|Λ̣|Α|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ν]ηκ[ό]λαος. Border of dots.

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: Μ̅Θ̣̅ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Nicholas, blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book in his left. Inscription in two columns: ̣|.|̣.|Λ̣|Α|Ο|Σ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ν]ηκ[ό]λαος. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3374
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.19.

Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.