obolos 17
20 December 2020
Webauction
Seal of Basil, protopatrikios
Lot 857
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, protopatrikios & strategos of the Anatolikoi, circa 7th-8th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 18.46 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend ΘΕΟΤΟKΕ BOHΘEI; in the fields, TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ . Rev. BACIΛI/Ω Α'ΠATPI'/K' CTPA' TΩ/N ANA in four lines. Possibly unpublished. A clear and boldly struck seal, bearing the rare title of protopatrikios. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 858
BYZANTINE SEALS. Basil, Imperial Spatharokandidatos and epi ton Deeseon, Circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 26 mm, 12.43 g, 12 h). TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend KE BOHΘEI. Rev. +BACIΛEIΩ / BCΠAΘ'KANΔ / S EΠI TΩN ΔΕ/HCEΩN / + in six lines. Zacos 1786 (but from a different bouloterion). A clear example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 859
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros pragmateutes, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 21 mm, 6.51 g, 12 h). A pair of peacocks, turning their heads backwards to face each other. Between them floral motive. Rev. ✷/+ΘEO/ΔOPOY/ ΠPAΓM/TEYT/✷ in six lines. Seemingly unpublished. A fascinating iconographic seal with a very unusual and rare depiction. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 860
BYZANTINE SEALS. Constantine imperial protospatharios, Circa 9th - 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 23 mm, 10.78 g, 12 h). KYPIE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ around patriarchal cross potent on base and three steps. Rev. +KΩΝ/CTANTI/NΩ B,ΠPO/TOCΠA/ΘAP, in five lines. Cf. BZS.1958.106.3057. Very clear and well struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 861
BYZANTINE SEALS. Constantine, Imperial Protospatharios and epi tes Megales Hetaireias, Circa 10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 20 mm, 5.14 g, 1 h). +KE BOHΘEI TΩ CΩ ΔΟYΛΩ Cross within a tressure of eight arcs bearing four fleur de lis at the internal angles. Rev. + KΩN / CTAT' B' A'C / ΠAΘ, S EΠI T / IC MEΓ, E / TEPI in five lines. BZS.1958.106.4654 corr. (obverse description). With an unusual obverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 862
BYZANTINE SEALS. Gregorios, asekretis and imperial notarios, circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25.5 mm, 8.90 g, 12 h). MHP-ΘV Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, wearing chiton and maphorion, holding medallion of the young Christ. Rev. +ΘKE BΘ/ TΩ CΩ ΔO/ ΓPHΓOP, A/CHKPIT, S /B'NOTA/P in five lines. Seemingly unpublished. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 89 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 863
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros. Circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 23.5 mm, 6.91 g, 12 h). Nimbate and draped bust of youthful and beardless St. Georgios facing, holding spear over his right shoulder and small shield with which he covers his left side. Rev. +KE BO/ΘH TΩ CΩ/ ΔOYΛ' ΘEΩ/ΔΩP in four lines with linear decorations above and below. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
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