1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
The heavily worn oval pendant displays, on one side, a nimbed rider spearing a prostrate person (or possibly animal). A now-indecipherable inscription borders the amulet, terminating with a cross on either side of the suspension hole. The other side of the amulet shows a standing nimbed figure with a vertical inscription alongside which it apparently contains the name Thekla. A bordering inscription seemingly invokes aid for the bearer of the amulet, this inscription also ending in a cross.
Purchased from Tetragon, London, on October 16, 1993.
The Byzantine World