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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St John the Baptist, with his right arm raised and holding a cross-staff in his left. Inscription in two columns: ̣|.̅Ο̣|| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἰ]ω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(όδρο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Demetrios in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Δ|ΗΜ|Ι̣|Τ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημίτ(ριος). Border of dots.

Obverse

St John the Baptist, with his right arm raised and holding a cross-staff in his left. Inscription in two columns: ̣|.̅Ο̣|| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) [Ἰ]ω(άννης) ὁ Πρ(όδρο)μ(ος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Bust of St Demetrios in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |Δ|ΗΜ|Ι̣|Τ : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Δημίτ(ριος). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.2306
Diameter 15.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 13.8.

Commentary

Parallel to Istanbul, nos. 10.47 (where the obverse figure is misidentified) and 10.53.

Similar to Schlumberger, Sigillographie, 60, no. 33