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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΘΥ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Half length of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed scroll in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΙΩ̅|Ο||ΡΟ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μο(ς). Border of dots.

Obverse

The Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ΘΥ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Half length of St John the Baptist, blessing with his right hand and holding a closed scroll in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΙΩ̅|Ο||ΡΟ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μο(ς). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3442
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.15.

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