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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0013
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/11th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.90
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0166B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon.

Obverse: Saint, bust, bearded, nimbate.

Reverse: Inscription on four lines, pellet border around inscription.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: None visible.

Reverse: …/Λω IωA/NH R CΠA/…AP… KAN/…IΔAT (Lord/Theotokos help your servant John imperial spatharokandidatos).

Notes:  Severe oxydisation. Struck centrally. String course aligned vertically on centre.

2 Related People

Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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