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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

St John the Baptist, standing, wearing the melote and holding a long cross-staff in his right hand and an open scroll, inscribed with dots, in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅|Ο|Ο|Ρ,||, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Obverse

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

Reverse

St John the Baptist, standing, wearing the melote and holding a long cross-staff in his right hand and an open scroll, inscribed with dots, in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅|Ο|Ο|Ρ,||, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Πρόδρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3447
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.13.

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