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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1981,0510.1

  • Description

    Byzantine lead seal; circular; impressed with (now incomplete) cruciform monogram on one side, four-line Greek inscription on the other.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 8thC-9thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 31 millimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        monogram
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Transliteration

        THEOTOKE BOÉTHEI
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        obverse angles
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Transliteration

        TÓ DU BÓ
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Greek
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Transliteration

        MARIANÓ KUBIKOV LARIÓ (?)
  • Curator's comments

    Note in register: the cruciform monogram with these letters in the four angles was at its most popular in this period; seals with this type of monogram decreased in the 2nd half of the 9thC, but survived until the 10thC.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Incomplete.

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1981,0510.1

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