Creator

Creation Date

10th-12th century

Era

500-1400

Geography

Eastern Mediterranean

Culture

Byzantine

Medium

bronze

Classification

Seals, Amulets

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.273

Creator Biography

Creator Unknown, Byzantine.

Description

Small bronze medallion with two suspension loops at the upper end. One side features an engraving of a lion. The other side bears a Greek inscription in reverse, which allows for the object to serve as a sealing device. The inscription reads: ΚΕΒΟΗ / ΘΗΤΟΝΦ / ΟΡΟΝΤΑ / ΑΜΗΝΟ / ΘΕΟC ~. In translation, "Lord help the wearer, Amen, O God."

Collection

David P. Harris ('46) Collection

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