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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing on a suppedion. Sigla: ̣̅Θ̅Υ : 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 and Constantine holds a globe in his left hand; the cross rests on a base of two steps. Inscription in two columns: .|.|.|Ε̣|Ν|Ι.|.|.|.|Τ|. : [ἡ ἅγία Ἑλ]ένι -- [ὁ ἅγιος Κωνσταν]τ[ίνος]. Border of dots.

Obverse

The Virgin orans, standing on a suppedion. Sigla: ̣̅Θ̅Υ : 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 and Constantine holds a globe in his left hand; the cross rests on a base of two steps. Inscription in two columns: .|.|.|Ε̣|Ν|Ι.|.|.|.|Τ|. : [ἡ ἅγία Ἑλ]ένι -- [ὁ ἅγιος Κωνσταν]τ[ίνος]. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3505
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, 5.30. 

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