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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

The Virgin orans, with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

St Helen, standing at the left, and St Constantine, standing at the right, holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the cross is resting on three steps. Constantine holds a globus cruciger in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: Η|Α̣||Α|Λ|Ν|Η̣..Ν|Τ̣|̣Τ̣|Ο, : ἡ ἁγία Ἑλένη – [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κ]ων(σ)ταντ(ίν)ο(ς). Border of dots.

Obverse

The Virgin orans, with a medallion of Christ before her. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅: Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

St Helen, standing at the left, and St Constantine, standing at the right, holding a long patriarchal cross between them; the cross is resting on three steps. Constantine holds a globus cruciger in his left hand. Inscription in two columns: Η|Α̣||Α|Λ|Ν|Η̣..Ν|Τ̣|̣Τ̣|Ο, : ἡ ἁγία Ἑλένη – [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Κ]ων(σ)ταντ(ίν)ο(ς). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4644
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 10.41.

Commentary

The Ν on the right are inscribed as a circular inscription along the circumference of the border and the following letters appear at a right angle as in a column.