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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0011
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  A. A. M. Bryer Collection
Artist / Maker:  Konstantinos
Title / Object name:  Lead Seal
Object type:  Seal
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  10th/11th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.95
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0165B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Patriarchal cross re-crossed, with flourishes/tendrils extending from base, consisting of three steps, to sumit of cross. Circular inscription around cross.

Reverse: Inscription on three lines, cross preceding inscription. Solid border present.

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

Reverse: KON…/ANTHN…/C R' CΠA/Θ, KAN' (Constantine, imperial spatharokandidatos).

Notes:  Oxydisation, edges worn. Struck centrally. String course aligned vertically on centre.

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Bryer, Anthony A. M.
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