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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

 

Reverse

St Constantine (at right) and St Helen (at left), standing, wearing imperial costumes, and holding a patriarchal cross between them. Helen’s right hand is obscure. Constantine holds a globe in his left hand; the cross rests on a base of two steps and has large footstool. Inscription at left does not survive. Inscription at right, circular and in columns: ΚΝ,|Τ|ΤΙ|Ο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κων(σ)τα(ν)τί(ν)ο(ς). Border of dots.

 

 

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

 

Reverse

St Constantine (at right) and St Helen (at left), standing, wearing imperial costumes, and holding a patriarchal cross between them. Helen’s right hand is obscure. Constantine holds a globe in his left hand; the cross rests on a base of two steps and has large footstool. Inscription at left does not survive. Inscription at right, circular and in columns: ΚΝ,|Τ|ΤΙ|Ο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κων(σ)τα(ν)τί(ν)ο(ς). Border of dots.

 

 

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3504
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 19.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, 5.29.

 

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