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John Diogenes (twelfth century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΡΑ
ΓΙΣΙ̅
ΤΟΙΟ
ΓΕΝΟΣ

σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Διογένους

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans, the medallion of Christ before her. Inscription on either side: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Border of dots.

ΣΡΑ
ΓΙΣΙ̅
ΤΟΙΟ
ΓΕΝΟΣ

σφραγὶς Ἰω(άννου) τοῦ Διογένους

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.359
Diameter 22.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

σφραγὶς Ἰωάννου τοῦ Διογένους.

Seal of John Diogenes.