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Byzantine seal invoking Ephraim the Syrian - 11th century AD
Byzantine lead seal Ephraim 11th century AD
Nimbate half-length bust of Saint Ephraim, holding cross in right hand and scroll in left hand; to left:
Θ|E|V; to r.: Φ|P|E
17mm; 4.47g; extremely fine.

This seems to be the only known Byzantine seal with the portrait of Ephraim/Ephrem the Syrian.

The reverse legend is a twelve syllable verse which translates ďFather Ephraim, may you protect me, who shares your name.Ē
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Album name:Gert / Lead Seals
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File Size:68 KB
Date added:Oct 15, 2013
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quadrans  [Oct 16, 2013 at 05:57 PM]
Another very nice seal..
Zaf S  [Jan 02, 2014 at 08:15 PM]
beautiful indeed