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Anonymous (thirteenth century)

 
 

Obverse

The Annunciation: only the Angel Gabriel at the left survives. Ηe is moving towards the right with his right hand raised in greeting the Virgin who would have appeared on the right half of the seal. No surviving inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

St Paul standing on a suppedion at the right, holding a book; only the right half of the seal image survives. Μost likely St Peter was represented on the left side; the surviving Σ to the left of Paul is probably the last letter in Peter’s name. Inscription in column at right: ΣΠ|Α|Υ|: [Πέτρο]ς – Παύλ(ος). Border of dots.

 

Obverse

The Annunciation: only the Angel Gabriel at the left survives. Ηe is moving towards the right with his right hand raised in greeting the Virgin who would have appeared on the right half of the seal. No surviving inscription. Border of dots.

Reverse

St Paul standing on a suppedion at the right, holding a book; only the right half of the seal image survives. Μost likely St Peter was represented on the left side; the surviving Σ to the left of Paul is probably the last letter in Peter’s name. Inscription in column at right: ΣΠ|Α|Υ|: [Πέτρο]ς – Παύλ(ος). Border of dots.

 

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3495
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, 2.7. 

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