Byzantine lead seal/siegel of Romanos parakoimomenos and proximos. Very rare!

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Seller: charmonas (663) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174061525879 A very nice artistically and important historically byzantine lead seal(ca 11th cent.).Obv.: The military saints George and Theodore full size, facial, nimbate, in military garments, bearing a spear on their right and resting on a shield on their left, columnar inscriptions with their names, all within dotted border.Rev.: Inscription in 5 lines, within dotted border: + Κ(ΥΡΙ)Ε Β(ΟΗ)Θ(ΕΙ)/ ΡΩΜΑ/ΝΟ Π(Α)Ρ(Α)Κ(ΟΙΜΩΜΕΝΩ) ΚΑΙ/ΠΡΟΞ/ΙΜΩ= Κύριε, βοήθει Ῥωμανῷ παρακοιμωμένῳ καὶ προξίμῳ (Lord, help Romanos parakoimomenos and proximos).Diam.: 22 mmWeight: 15.03 grCondition: A crack across the channel on reverse, otherwise Very Fine (as in pictures).Uncleaned, with attractive dark brown natural earthen patina.Concerning the unusual dignity of proximos, cf. Kazhdan, Alexander, ed., Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991, p. 1751. For a parallel seal see Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction E-sale 56, Lot No. 1296, hammered for the price of £320 (not including B.P. etc)!A 100% genuine piece, acquired in European Auction. 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.MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM.PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: A crack on reverse, otherwise about VF, exactly as in pictures. Uncleaned, with attractive natural earthen brown patina. A 100% genuine piece., Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Grade: About VF, BYZANZ SIEGEL: BYZANTINE LEAD SEAL

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