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Anonymous (mid-eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her; the “Tongues of Fire” above the sigla. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̣̅Υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a long cross-staff in his left. Inscription in two columns; partially preserved at left: ̣|Ι̣̅. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰ[ω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος]. Border of dots.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her; the “Tongues of Fire” above the sigla. Sigla preserved at right: Θ̣̅Υ : [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a long cross-staff in his left. Inscription in two columns; partially preserved at left: ̣|Ι̣̅. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰ[ω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρομος]. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3440
Diameter 23.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 9.9

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