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Byzantine Empire: Leon (ca. 12 century) Pb Seal (Unpublished)
« on: January 13, 2020, 09:00:22 PM »
Byzantine Empire: Leon (ca. 12 century) Pb Seal (Unpublished)

Obv: The Crucifixion, at the center is the crucified Christ, flanked by the standing Virgin on the left and Saint John the Theologian on the right; flanking Christ’s head are the personifications of the sun, at the left, and moon, at the right; inscription - Η|CΤ|ΑЧ - P|O|C|Ι|C (ἡ Σταύροσις / The Crucifixion); all within dotted border
Rev: Saint John Chrysostomos, standing, facial, inprelate's garments, blessing and holding the Book of Gospels; columnar inscription Ⓐ|IШ|O - ☧|CT|M (Ὁ ἁγιος Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος / Saint John the Chrysostomos); circular inscription +KЄR,Θ,ΤШ CШ - ΔɄΛЄΟΝΤΙ (Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι / Mother of God, help your servant Leon), all within dotted border
Dim: 25 mm, 13.0g

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