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Anonymous (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

St Nicholas, holding a gospel book in his left hand; his right hand is effaced. Inscription in two columns (only left survives): ̣||Ι|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλαος]. Indeterminate border.      

Reverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps, an X is at the intersection of the lower arm; the cross-arms end in pellets; in the lower left quadrant is a small Greek cross with flaring arms that terminate in a pellet, the remains of a flanking one appear in the lower right quadrant. Border of dots.

Obverse

St Nicholas, holding a gospel book in his left hand; his right hand is effaced. Inscription in two columns (only left survives): ̣||Ι|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι[κόλαος]. Indeterminate border.      

Reverse

Patriarchal cross on three steps, an X is at the intersection of the lower arm; the cross-arms end in pellets; in the lower left quadrant is a small Greek cross with flaring arms that terminate in a pellet, the remains of a flanking one appear in the lower right quadrant. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3412
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, 15.3.

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