obolos 15
24. May 2020
Webauction
Lot 1031
BYZANTINE SEALS. Partikios. Circa 6th Century. Seal (Lead, 25 mm, 9.94 g, 12 h). Nimbate bust of the Virgin Mary, facing, between two crosses, holding a medallion of a facing head of Christ on her chest; all within a pellet border. Rev. ΠATPIKIOY in the form of a Cruciform monogram; the whole within wreath. Zacos 1193 var. With a lovely and clear depiction of the Virgin Mary. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1032
BYZANTINE SEALS. Paul. Metropolitan of Seleucia, 8th-9th century. Seal (Lead, 27 mm, 17.47 g, 12 h). +CE ΠPOCKYNOYMEN S TON EK COY ΠAPΘENE Facing bust of the the Virgin Mary, wearing chiton and maphorion, holding medallion of the young Christ; cruciform monograms on the left and right field. Rev. +ΠAYΛ/Ω MHTPO/ΠOΛITH C/EΛEYK/EIAC in five lines in center; around, ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI]TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ. Apparently unpublished. From the same boulloterion as the Robert Hecht example, Triton XI, 2008, 1133. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
A patriarchal seal from Antioch
Lot 1033
BYZANTINE SEALS. George I. Patriarch of Antioch (Theupolis), 758-790. Seal (Lead, 28 mm, 17.29 g, 1 h). ΘEOYΠO/ΛEΩC Facing, nimbate bust of St. Paul, between two crosses. Rev. ΠA-TPI/AP-XOY around cruciform monogram of ΓΕΩPΓIOY. Obolos 11, 2018, 774. A very rare patriarchal seal from Antioch. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 1200 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1034
BYZANTINE SEALS. Stephanos, Metropolitan, circa 7th century. Seal (Lead, 21 mm, 12.41 g, 12 h). MHT/POΠΟ/ΛIS in three lines within dotted circle. Rev. CT/EΦA/NOY in three lines within dotted circle. BLS -. DOC -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1035
BYZANTINE SEALS. Monastery of Sts. Sergios and Bacchos. Circa 10-11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 30 mm, 24.70 g, 12 h), Constantinople. OA C/E/P-Γ/I/O Nimbate and draped bust of St. Sergius facing, beardless, holding cross with his right hand. Rev. O B/A/K-[X]/O/C Nimbate and draped bust of St. Bacchos facing, beardless, holding cross with his right hand. DOC -. Cheynet, Instanbul -. An extremely important and unusual seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1036
BYZANTINE SEALS. Circa 13th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 31 mm, 36.46 g, 12 h). O A/ΓIOS /IΩ -ΠP/O/M/O/S St. John Prodromos, nimbate, standing facing, raising his right hand in benediction and holding long cross in his left. Rev. ΨYΧHC EM/HC ΦPOYPON CE / C ГPAΦΩN ΓPAΦΩ / EI KAI KAT AM/ΦΩ ПΛHN ΑΛΛA / ΨΥXHC ΠΛΕ/ON metric legend in seven lines. Seibt - Zarnitz, 4.1.4. Struck from the same boulloterion as the example in CNG e-auction 468, 600. Struck on a short flan that makes reading the full reverse legend uncertain, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1037
BYZANTINE SEALS. Anastasios Drazeas. Circa 11th Century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 22 mm, 13.31 g, 12 h). O / Δ/H/M/H-T/PI/OC Nimbate facing bust of Saint Demetrios, holding a spear over his right shoulder, and shield with his left arm. Rev. +KЄ BΘ/ TΩ CΩ ΔOY/ΛΩ ANAC/TACI TΩ/ ΔPAZE/A in five lines. Probably issued in the Macedon area where Demetrios was/is very popular. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 420 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1038
BYZANTINE SEALS. Nikephoros Episkopos of Tiberioupolis, circa 11th Century. Seal (Lead, 18.5 mm, 4.01 g, 12 h). [..]Θ TΩ C' / M/X Bust of the winged Archangel Michael facing, holding globus and spear. Rev. NIKH/ ΦOPΩ E/ΠICKOΠΩ/ TIBEPIA/ΠOΛ in five lines within linear border. Possibly unpublished; cf. Zacos I 1473 for the seal of another bishop from this city. With a lovely and particularly artistic depiction of the Archangel Michael; particularly hard-to-find seal. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 180 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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