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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0004
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Theophobos
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  9th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  2.80
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0159B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Inscribed cruciform invocative monogram - lord/theotokos help your servant.

Reverse: Equal armed cross with floriate base above inscription. Trace remains of border.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: Τω Ϲω Δȣ Λω (Your servant).

Reverse: ΘΕΟΦΟ…/ω ΠΑΤΡ (Theophobos Patrikios).

Notes:  Slight corrosion/wearing around edge of seal. Well preserved lettering. String course aligned horizontally on centre.

2 Related People

Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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