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Anonymous (twelfth century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΓΕ||Ο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

St Theodore in military costume holding a lance in is right hand, which crosses over his left shoulder, and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΘΕ|ΟΔ|Ο|Ρ̣| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορω(ς). Border of dots.

Obverse

St George in military costume, holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΓΕ||Ο: ὁ ἅ(γιος) Γεώργιο(ς). Border of dots.

Reverse

St Theodore in military costume holding a lance in is right hand, which crosses over his left shoulder, and a shield in his left. Inscription in two columns: |ΘΕ|ΟΔ|Ο|Ρ̣| : ὁ ἅ(γιος) Θεόδορω(ς). Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5011
Diameter 20.0 mm; field: 17.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 16.72.

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

Commentary

It is rare to depict the lance held in the right hand but crossing over the left shoulder. This positioning of the lance is also seen with the image of Saint Theodore on our seal no. 16.47 (BZS.1951.31.5.3552).