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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0008
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Ioannes
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  10th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.60
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0197B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Griffon, advancing right, wings splayed upwards, no legend.

Reverse: Crosslet preceding inscription on five lines.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: None.

Reverse: + KE R/OHΘH Iω/ANNI TOO / RA CΠΘA / AM (Lord help John the imperial spatharios, amen).

Notes:  Oxydisation, chipped. Struck centrally. String course aligned vertically on centre. Not entirely clear why there is a second O in TO in inscription.

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Bryer, Anthony A. M.
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