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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0017
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Theopemptos
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  10th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.65
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0175B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Cross potent within circular inscription.

Reverse: Inscription on four lines.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: …Tω Cω Δ… (Lord or Theotokos help your servant).

Reverse: ΘEO…/MΠT… / …TPATO (Theopemptos strator).

Notes:  Oxydisation severe. String channel erupted. String course aligned bottom-left to top right of centre. Struck centrally.

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Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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