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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅Θ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Bust of an uncertain hierarch blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book with his left. Inscription in two columns; only the first letter is preserved:  : ὁ ἅ(γιος) ... . Border of dots.

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅Θ : Μ(ήτηρ) Θ(εοῦ). Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Bust of an uncertain hierarch blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book with his left. Inscription in two columns; only the first letter is preserved:  : ὁ ἅ(γιος) ... . Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3377
Diameter 18.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.33.

Commentary

It is not certain this is Nicholas since it does not bare his usual portrait type. Here the head is thin and elongated with a curved cap of short hair and a pointed beard.