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The New Monastery of Kosmas Tzintziloukios (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a throne, holding medallion of Christ before her and resting her feet on a suppedion. The throne, made entirely of cannonball design, with its four legs visible, has a high back and a round cushion with triple tassel at the end(s). Inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΤΗΣΝΕΑΣ
ΜΟΝΗΣΤ
ΚΟΣΜΑΤ
ΤΙΤΙ
ΛΚΙ

Σφραγὶς τῆς Νέας Μονῆς τοῦ μοναχοῦ Κοσμᾶ τοῦ Τζιντζιλουκίου

Obverse

The Virgin seated on a throne, holding medallion of Christ before her and resting her feet on a suppedion. The throne, made entirely of cannonball design, with its four legs visible, has a high back and a round cushion with triple tassel at the end(s). Inscription: ̅ΘΥ̅: Μήτηρ Θεοῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

ΣΦΡΑΓ,
ΤΗΣΝΕΑΣ
ΜΟΝΗΣΤ
ΚΟΣΜΑΤ
ΤΙΤΙ
ΛΚΙ

Σφραγὶς τῆς Νέας Μονῆς τοῦ μοναχοῦ Κοσμᾶ τοῦ Τζιντζιλουκίου

Accession number BZS.1955.1.5073
Diameter 17.0 mm; field: 14.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 60.1b.

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

Translation

Σφραγὶς τῆς Νέας Μονῆς τοῦ μοναχοῦ Κοσμᾶ τοῦ Τζιντζιλουκίου.

Seal of the New Monastery of the monk Kosmas Tzintziloukios.

Commentary

This seal comes from the same boulloterion as BZS.1955.1.5074, but from a different boulloterion than the larger BZS.1951.31.5.2894. See the commentary to the latter entry.