BYZANTINE SEALS. Theophylaktos Romaios, krites of the velon of the Aegean sea and anagrapheus, circa 11th century. Seal or Bulla (Lead, 27 mm, 19.08 g, 12 h). CKΕΠΕ ΜΟΙ Nimbate bust of the Archangel Michael, holding scepter with his right hand and globus with his left. Rev. ΘEOΦY/ΛAKTO ΠPK / ΚΡΙΤ, ΤΟΥ ΒΗΛ / ΤΟΥ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ / ΠΕΛΑΓ, S ΑΝ /ΑΓΡΑΦ, Ο ΡΩ/MC in seven lines within dotted border. Wassiliou - Seibt BBÖ II p. 32, n. 22 . Same boulloterion as Hirsch 267 (2010) 880 (realised 420€). Of excellent engraving skill; an elegant and charming seal of a high officer of the theme of the Aegean sea. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF