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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0010
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  7th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  2.70
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0163B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

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

Reverse: Inscription on four lines, remains of border at bottom.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: Tω C.. Δȣ Λω (Your servant).

Reverse: …Siω BAC/…ΛHKO CΠA/ΘAPIω (…sios imperial spatharios).

Notes:  Oxydisation, edge partially worn away, cracked, struck above centre. String course runs bottom left to top right.

2 Related People

Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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