Title

Seal

Creator

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Creation Date

8th century(?)

Geography

Eastern Mediterranean

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

Lead

Dimensions

Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.06 cm)
0.28 oz. (7.9 g)

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.118

Provenance

Purchased by David P. Harris from Julia Schottlander (Tetragon) in London on October 22, 1994.

Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

Obverse: a cruciform monogram with additional letters in the four corners may be rendered: Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ, "Lord help thy servant."

Reverse: a cruciform monogram with additional letters. Not yet deciphered.

Description

This seal has a Greek monogram on both sides. The monogram on the front follows the common invocation, "Lord help thy servant." The monogram on the back should render a personal name and possibly a title.

2020.118.pdf (600 kB)
Purchase Receipt and Supporting Documents

2020.118b.JPG (2183 kB)
Reverse view

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