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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0020
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:  10th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  2.40
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0172B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

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

Reverse: Inscription on five lines, within trace of border.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: …Cω …ȣ Λω (Your servant).

Reverse: …Eω…/ORω K…/ΔI T OIK/HIKO/N (Theophobos [?] kandidatos and of the Oikeiakon).

Notes:  Oxydisation. Worn. Struck above and left of centre. Inscription on both sides, the top of which is partly off flan. String course aligned bottom-left to top-right on centre.

2 Related People

Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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