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Anonymous (mid-eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Deesis scene. At left, St George, standing, garbed in civilian dress, holding a small cross in his right hand. At right, the Virgin standing on a suppedion with her hands raised before her. Inscription at left: |Γ|Ε||Ρ|Γ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Sigla at right: ̅Θ̅|Υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots. 

Reverse

St Demetrios, standing, in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and supporting a shield on the ground in his left. Inscription in two columns: ||Η.|Η|Τ̣Ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δη[μ]ήτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Obverse

Deesis scene. At left, St George, standing, garbed in civilian dress, holding a small cross in his right hand. At right, the Virgin standing on a suppedion with her hands raised before her. Inscription at left: |Γ|Ε||Ρ|Γ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργ(ιος). Sigla at right: ̅Θ̅|Υ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots. 

Reverse

St Demetrios, standing, in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and supporting a shield on the ground in his left. Inscription in two columns: ||Η.|Η|Τ̣Ρ, : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δη[μ]ήτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3460
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seal 7, no. 4.11 (dating the seal to the middle of the eleventh century).

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