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Anonymous (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of the Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots. Border of dots.

.....ΘΙΤΣΛ

[Θ(εοτό)κε βο]ήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῷ)

Reverse

St John the Baptist, standing, holding a long cross-staff in his right hand; his left hand is indistinct. Inscription in two columns: Ο||ΓΙ|ΟΙ̅|Ο|Ρ|Ρ| : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots. 

ΓΙΕΙ̅̣Ο̣...

ἅγιε Ἰω(άννε) βο[ήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of the Christ before her. Sigla: ̅ΘΥ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots. Border of dots.

.....ΘΙΤΣΛ

[Θ(εοτό)κε βο]ήθι τῷ σῷ δούλ(ῷ)

Reverse

St John the Baptist, standing, holding a long cross-staff in his right hand; his left hand is indistinct. Inscription in two columns: Ο||ΓΙ|ΟΙ̅|Ο|Ρ|Ρ| : ὁ ἅγιο(ς) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Remains of a circular inscription within a border of dots. 

ΓΙΕΙ̅̣Ο̣...

ἅγιε Ἰω(άννε) βο[ήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ]

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3437
Diameter 33.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 9.2.

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

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθι τῷ σῷ δούλῷ. ἅγιε Ἰωάννε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Mother of God, help Thy servant. St John, help Thy servant.