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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0015
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Theodoros
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  10th/11th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.88
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0169B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Patriarchal cross on two steps, flourishes/tendrils extending from base to crossbar, within circular inscription. Solid border visible.

Reverse: Inscription on five lines, damaged.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: KE ROHΘEI … (Lord help your servant).

Reverse: …EOΔ/OPω R …/ΠAΘAP/OKANΔ/HΔAT (Theodore imperial spatharokandidatos).

Notes:  Oxydisation. Right edge lost. Struck centrally. String course aligned horizontally on centre.

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Bryer, Anthony A. M.
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