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ID number:  BIRBI-SL0014
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:  10th/11th Century
Collector:  Bryer, Anthony A. M.
Materials:  Lead
Measurements:  1.55
Provenance:  Barber acquisition 0168B. Donated by A. A. M. Bryer 1976, found in Trabzon harbour.

Obverse: Patriarchal cross on three steps, four pellets around central crossing, within circular inscription.

Reverse: Inscription on four lines.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Obverse: … Cω Δȣ Λω (Lord/Theotokos help your servant).

Reverse: NIKI… / RACIΛ / C' KANΔI/ΔATO (Niketas/Nikephoros imperial spatharokandidatos).

Notes:  Struck centrally, string course aligned horizontally on centre.

2 Related People

Bryer, Anthony A. M.

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