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Anonymous (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.909
Diameter 27 mm

Obverse

Bust of St. Nicholas holding the book and offering a blessing. Inscription preserved at right: κ|ο|λ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος) Νι]κόλ(αος). Border of dots.

Reverse

A patriarchal cross mounted a base of three steps. An x at the junction of the cross and lower transverse bar. Pearls adorn the ends of the crossbars and the top of the cross. On either side, small crosses adorned with pearls at the ends.

Commentary

An interesting example of an aniconic seal from the post-iconoclast period.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.909
Diameter 27 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.909
Diameter 27 mm

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Accession number BZS.1958.106.909
Diameter 27 mm

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