Byzantine lead seal/bleisiegel: John spatharios of Maglaviou (11th cent.). Rare!

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Seller: charmonas (704) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174098706906 0 0 1 71 409 Μονὴ Λεκατσᾶ 3 1 479 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE An interesting byzantine lead seal of Isaias imperial protospatharios(ca 11th century AD) Obv.: Bust of the Mother of God Nikopoios, facial, nimbate, orans, inscription Μ(ΗΤΗ)Ρ-Θ(ΕΟ)Υ = Μήτηρ Θεοῦ (Mother of God), no visible border. Rev.: Inscription in 4 lines, between decorative patterns, Κ(ΥΡΙ)Ε ΒΟΗΘΙ/ΤΟΝ CΟΝΔΟΥ[Λ)ΟΝ)]/[Ι]Ω(ΑΝΝΗΝ CΠΑΘΑΡΙ(ΟΝ)/[Τ]ΟΥ ΜΑΓΛ[ΑΒΙΟΥ] = Κύριε, βοήθει τὸν σὸν δοῦλον Ἰωάννην σπαθάριον τοῦ Μαγλαβίου (Lord, help your servant John spatharius of the Maglavion), no visible border. 16mm, 4.42 grA nice piece, with historical importance, 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: Some weakness in sealing and somewhat trimmed, otherwise Fine plus, exactly as in photos. Uncleaned, with natural earthen cream patina. A 100% genuine piece., Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Grade: Fine plus, BYZANZ SIEGEL: BYZANTINE LEAD SEAL

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