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Anonymous (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with her hands raised before her. Remains of a circular inscription in the border. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Inscription in border: .Σ̣ : [Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ]ῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, right side effaced, left hand holds a closed scroll. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): |,|, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin with her hands raised before her. Remains of a circular inscription in the border. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Inscription in border: .Σ̣ : [Θεοτόκε βοήθει τ]ῷ σῷ [δούλῳ]. Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St John the Baptist, right side effaced, left hand holds a closed scroll. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): |,|, : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ] Πρ(ό)δρ(ο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3453
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 4.6.

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