Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
The obverse of this lead seal features a small bust of a saint, perhaps St. Demetrios, accompanied by the invocation, "Theotokos help." The reverse identifies the official who issued this seal. The proper name is not entirely clear, but appears to read "George". His title is "apo eparchon," which was in use primarily between the 6th and 8th centuries.
Purchased from Tetragon, London, on October 22, 1994.
The Byzantine World