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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her right arm (Dexiokratousa); faint remains of a circular inscription within a double border of dots. Faint remains of a circular inscription within the field. Sigla visible at right: Θ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

..Κ...

[Θ(εοτο)]κ[ε] ...

Reverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her left arm and gesturing towards him with her right. Faint remains of a circular inscription around the Virgin within the surrounding border. Sigla: ̣̅ – Θ̣ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

..Α...ΜΙΣ̣Α̣

[..]α[…]μισα

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her right arm (Dexiokratousa); faint remains of a circular inscription within a double border of dots. Faint remains of a circular inscription within the field. Sigla visible at right: Θ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

..Κ...

[Θ(εοτο)]κ[ε] ...

Reverse

Bust of the Virgin holding Christ on her left arm and gesturing towards him with her right. Faint remains of a circular inscription around the Virgin within the surrounding border. Sigla: ̣̅ – Θ̣ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εοῦ). Border of dots.

..Α...ΜΙΣ̣Α̣

[..]α[…]μισα

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3420
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 8.5.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε ....

Mother of God, ...

Commentary

We have classified this seal as anonymous on the assumption that the (poorly preserved and illegible) inscription did not include the owner's name.