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Anonymous (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed scroll in his left hand. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): ||Οˊ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(όδρο)μο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin holding a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed scroll in his left hand. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): ||Οˊ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(όδρο)μο(ς). Indeterminate border.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3441
Diameter 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 9.20.

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