obolos 20
3 October 2021
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Lot 1446
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
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BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros, Imperial kandidatos & Droungarios of Syke in Cilicia, circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 18.99 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend ΘΕΟΤΟKΕ BOHΘEI; in the fields, TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ . Rev. ΘΕΟΔΩ/ΡΩ ΒS ΚΑΝ/ΔΙΔ S B'Δ/PΟΓΓΑΡIΩ/ CY[KHC] in five lines. A possibly unpublished seal, with another example, from the same bulloterion recently offered in Themis 9 (2021), 673 which completes the inscription of the present example. Syke could refer to the castle of Syke on the coast of Cilicia which has been under siege by the Arabs in 771 according to Theophanes. Very rare, with only two examples known. Very fine.

From the Perioikos Collection, Switzerland.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
04 Oct 2021 03:03:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Oct 2021 20:36:23 CEST
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Hammer Price:
101 CHF by MailBidder5166 (Bids: 2)

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Lot 1446
Starting Price: 75 CHF
BYZANTINE SEALS. Theodoros, Imperial kandidatos & Droungarios of Syke in Cilicia, circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 18.99 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram formed by the letters of the legend ΘΕΟΤΟKΕ BOHΘEI; in the fields, TΩ - CΩ / ΔΟY-ΛΩ . Rev. ΘΕΟΔΩ/ΡΩ ΒS ΚΑΝ/ΔΙΔ S B'Δ/PΟΓΓΑΡIΩ/ CY[KHC] in five lines. A possibly unpublished seal, with another example, from the same bulloterion recently offered in Themis 9 (2021), 673 which completes the inscription of the present example. Syke could refer to the castle of Syke on the coast of Cilicia which has been under siege by the Arabs in 771 according to Theophanes. Very rare, with only two examples known. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 101 CHF
Lot 1447
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BYZANTINE SEALS. Stephanos, Imperial Spatharios, Circa 9th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 29 mm, 10.06 g, 12 h). Cruciform invocative monogram reading: Κύριε βοήθει τῷ/σῷ - δού/λῳ (Lord aid your servant). Rev. +CTE/ΦΑΝΩ BA/CIΛΙK' CΠA/ΘAPΙΩ in four lines. Stylistic similarities with BZS.1947.2.675. Good metal. Some cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
Lot 1448
Starting Price: 50 CHF
BYZANTINE SEALS. Leontios, Imperial kandidatos and Kourator, Circa 9th-10th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 25 mm, 10.97 g, 12 h). KE BOHΘH TΩ CΩ ΔOYΛΩ around patriarchal cross set on base and two steps. Rev. +ΛEON/TI B'KANΔ/HΔAT' S KOY/PATOP' in five lines within linear border. Very similar in style and titles to a seal of a certain Maekes, BZS.1958.106.2161. Well-struck and clear. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
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