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BYZANTINE LEAD SEAL/ BLEISIEGEL OF HENRY THE PALATINUS (12th c.).A PIECE OF ART!

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Seller: charmonas (484) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173554416158 0 0 1 71 409 Μονὴ Λεκατσᾶ 3 1 479 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE A very interesting and historically important byzantine seal (ca 12th cent.).Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine/Very Fine (as in pictures).A very small hole on obv. side.Very well struck and centered.Uncleaned. Very attractive cream earthen patina and overall design! Diam.: 20 mm Weight: 7.52 gr. Obverse: Bust of the Virgin en face, nimbate, bearing the Holy Infant Jesus Christ on her chest. Inscription ΜΡ/ΘΥ= Mother of God. Rev.: Greek inscription in 5 lines, reading:Κ(ΥΡΙ)Ε Β(ΟΗ)Θ(ΕΙ)/CΩ ΔΟΥ(ΛΩ)/ΕΡΙΚ ΤΟΥ/ ΠΑΛΑΤ/ΙΝΩ=Oh! Lord, help your servant Eric the Palatinus.Two points important must be hereby stressed: a. The unusual office of Palatinus (who held a rank in the Imperial Palace).b. The very early and rare use of the name Henry (Eric) in the Eastern Empire, referring to a high rank officer in the service of the Byzantine Emperor of the East, probably of western origin.An excellent piece of art, acquired in a European auction.Please check well photos for condition!No reserve, no returns! PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY, AFTER 3-5 DAYS THE AUCTION HAS ENDED, OTHERWISE THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. SHIPPING AFTER PAYMENT CLEARING BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH TRACKING NO.I DO COMBINE SHIPPING. IN CASE OF MULTIPLE PURCHASES, DO NOT PAY UNTIL I SEND YOU AN INVOICE WITH A DEDUCTION IN SHIPPING COST. MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM. PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: Condition nearly Extremely Fine/Very Fine.A very small hole on obv. side. Uncleaned. Very attractive cream earthen patina. Very well struck and centered. A 100% genuine piece., Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Grade: EF/VF

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