Medieval byzantine period christian artifacts, original invocation amulets

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Seller: vintage-and-antique (704) 99.8%, Location: Glasgow, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173994494547 Byzantine period : A discoid bifacial lead-alloy hystera amulet, segmented face with Greek letters, reverse with image of crowned St Theophano facing with raised arms, see Kalavrezou, I. Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, 2003. 8.16 grams, 25mm (1"). Fine condition, rim damaged. And a group of three lead-alloy plaques (probably Phylacterium) comprising: a low-relief scene with Christ crucified with mourners above an open grave; a low-relief scene with three angels at the feast of Abraham; a facing image of nimbate Mary Theotokos with infant Jesus. 156 grams total, 55-66mm (2 1/4 - 2 3/4"). Property of a London, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. Phylacteries are often associated with the Jewish faith yet using Phylacterium was an Ancient tradition stretching as far back as 8th Century B.C, these were typically lead and copper believed to have magical properties and were used by Greek and Phoenician women as an invocation tool at an alter. These could have many forms, tablets, statues, any type of jewelry to pieces of fabric, wood etc. Items will be sent tracked with Royal Mail. Condition: Used, Condition: Byzantine period amulets in fine condition., Modified Item: No, Country/Region of Manufacture: Greece, Item: Prayer Items, Religion/ Spirituality: Christianity, Type: Amulets

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