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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅.Υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)]ῦ. Flanking Christ’s head within nimbus: Ι̅ΣΧ̣̅Σ̣ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

St John Chrysostom blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅Ο|☧|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσόστο)[μ](ος). Border of dots.

Obverse

Τhe Virgin orans with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̅.Υ̣̅ : Μή(τη)ρ [Θ(εο)]ῦ. Flanking Christ’s head within nimbus: Ι̅ΣΧ̣̅Σ̣ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸ)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

St John Chrysostom blessing with his right hand and holding a gospel book in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Ι̅Ο|☧|. : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Ἰω(άννης) ὁ Χρ(υσόστο)[μ](ος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3490
Diameter 21.0 mm; field: 13.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.28.

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