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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0006
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Theodoros Gabras
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  11th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  2.35
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0161B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Bust of Saint Theodore, facing, nimbate, with shield in left hand and lance in right, wearing a cloak.

Reverse: inscription on six lines, preceded by crosslet, within beaded border.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: O / CT/PA/T…/ΛA (Saint Theodore Stratilates).

Reverse: + CON / MONVMON / CERACT TP…/MAKAP / ΓARPAN (The like-named of the thriceblessed [i.e. Theodore], Gabras).

Notes:  Image of saint on obverse and inscription on reverse corroded. Advanced oxydisation. Struck left of centre. String course aligned vertically on centre.

2 Related People

Theodoros Gabras

Bryer, Anthony A. M.
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