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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans; the image is incomplete since the seal was struck off-center. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.  

Reverse

St Theodore (the Recruit) in military costume, holding a shield in his left hand. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): Ο̣|ΤΗ| : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος] ὁ Τήρων. Border of dots. 

Obverse

The Virgin orans; the image is incomplete since the seal was struck off-center. Sigla preserved at left: ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)ῦ]. Border of dots.  

Reverse

St Theodore (the Recruit) in military costume, holding a shield in his left hand. Inscription in two columns (only right survives): Ο̣|ΤΗ| : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδωρος] ὁ Τήρων. Border of dots. 

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3464
Diameter 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, 5.26.

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

Commentary

For the history of the epithet of St Theodore the Recruit, see DO Seals 7, no. 5.8.