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Title: Unusual Byzantine Seal with Jeweled/Beaded Crosses 20.11 mm 7.0g
Post by: pogh_poor on July 06, 2019, 05:22:48 am
I am working on identifying an unusual - uncommon (at least to me)  Byzantine seal with jeweled/beaded crosses on both sides.  It measures 20.11mm and weighs 7 g.

On the first side, there is a jeweled/beaded cross within a beaded circle with  :A3:  :Greek_Omega:  (possibly though it has some damage)  :Greek_Eta:  :Greek_Nu: within the arms of the cross. 
On the second side, there is a jeweled/beaded cross within a beaded circle with   :Greek_Kappa: or X   (possibly though it has some damage)  : :Greek_Lambda: C   :Greek_epsilon: within the arms of the cross.

I haven't seen a similar seal.  It looks a bit like the anonymous follis of Romanus IV.  Any help would be appreciated.  Pogh_poor


Title: Re: Unusual Byzantine Seal with Jeweled/Beaded Crosses 20.11 mm 7.0g
Post by: pogh_poor on July 19, 2019, 06:28:52 am
I found a seal with somewhat a similar cross on the obverse in the Dumbarton Oaks collection  (Seal of) Leontios  Pogh_poor