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Offline Kath D2

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Identification Help on Byzantine Lead Seal
« on: August 04, 2022, 02:24:58 pm »
This is the last one I cannot ID.  It looks like Byzantine 11th Century.  Obv. looks like <q>O / F / E</q> and <q>O / D / O</q>

Again, I appreciate any help and direction on this seal.

Thanks so much!

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Re: Identification Help on Byzantine Lead Seal
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 04:06:55 am »
Θ / Θ/Є-OΔO on the obverse. The first 'theta' is intended as ligature A inside O for 'ho hagios', 'Saint'. The name is of course St. Theodo(ros)

On the reverse I read:

+[Λ]EON
ACΠAΘP,
EΠI T (XP)Γ
KΛ, T(?)O CA
....AC

So Leon, protospatharios epi tou Chrysotriklinou. Which is followed, I think, by his family name Sa...as. Note that the court dignity is heavily abbreviated. Epi t(ou) Chr(yso)(tri)kl(inou). Chryso (gold) is abbreviated with XP, which shows that the "Christogram" even in Christian times does not always refer to Christ. Tri is given by gamma, which as a numeral stands for 3. The dignity, which is very common on seals, refers to the Golden Hall (Chrysotriklinos) in the imperial palace.

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Re: Identification Help on Byzantine Lead Seal
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 10:43:52 am »
Thanks Gert.
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