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Roman imperial lead seal late 4th/early 5th century
Roman imperial lead seal late 4th/early 5th century
Three imperial busts facing, all draped and diademed. The central bust largest, the left bust smallest; above each bust, christogram; to left, DDD and to right, [NNN].
5.13g; 19x15x6mm; 5.13g

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Masis  [May 20, 2015 at 02:47 PM]
The depiction of the busts and style is more like those seen for Heraclius and his sons, which would be around the 630s AD.
Gert  [May 27, 2015 at 04:14 PM]
Strictly stylistical that can't be excluded, but the seals of Heraclius are well known. This seal is clearly not Byzantine (ie struck double sided with a boulloterion), but earlier.
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