Byzantine lead seal/siegel with Theotokos Episkepsis/long inscription 12th cent.

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Seller: charmonas (684) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174079411708 An interesting byzantine lead seal with the depiction of Mother of God the Episkepsisand a long inscription in Greek(ca 12th cent.).Obv.: (Scuffs and defects on the upper part): Mother of God standing, facial, orans, wearing mandya and maphorion, columnar inscription [Μ(ΗΤΗ)Ρ Θ(ΕΟ)Υ Η] Ε[ΠΙC]ΚΕΨΙC = Μήτηρ Θεοῦ, ἡ ἐπίσκεψις (Mother of God the Episkepsis).Rev.: Inscription in at least 6 lines to be decipheredDiam.: 24/22 mmWeight: 10.50 gr Condition: About Good/Fine (as in pictures).Uncleaned, with natural earthen cream patina. It is to note that the present surname of the Mother of God Ἐπίσκεψις (Episkepsis) means visiting, i.e. Mother of God is responsive to the prayers of the faithful and visits them when in need. 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: Condition: About G/F, exactly as in pictures. Uncleaned, with natural earthen cream patina. A 100% genuine piece., Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Modified Item: No, Grade: About G/F, BYZANZ SIEGEL: BYZANTINE LEAD SEAL

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