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10 July 2020 16:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 396
Estimate: 7500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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4th - 6th Century. Wine amphora stamp (Bronze, 98 x 54 x 5 mm, 224.00 g), rectangular with a raised rim and a high, c. 30 mm, ring handle on the plain back, in the name of Iakob the Scribe/Notary. ΕΙΑ - ΚΟY / ΛΙΛ - ΕΒΑ (retrograde) Seven-branched Menorah between a shofar, on the right, and, on the left, a lulav (palm branch) and an etrog (yellow citron). For a bronze stamp with a Menorah from Sardis now in the British Museum, with the name of Leontios and with the Menorah between a bunch of grapes and a palm branch, inventory 1888, 0511. 3, see: Dalton 1901, 487 and Friedenberg 4; for a stamp with the name Sophronios and a Menorah, now in the Israel Museum, see Friedenberg 6; for similar stamps with Menorahs, more elaborately shown but lacking names, see: Friedenberg 1 = Christie's New York, 13 December 2013, 167 ($47,500, from the Steinhardt Collection), and both Friedenberg 2, in the Jewish Museum in New York, and the very similar Roma e 59, 11 July 2019, 595 (£8,000). With a dusty olive-green patina, very sharp and clear. Some minor encrustations, otherwise, as made.

From a European collection, formed in the 1990s, and said to have been found in the area of Manisa, ancient Magnesia ad Sipylum: to the north and between Smyrna and Sardes.

It has long been assumed that bronze stamps like this one were bread stamps, but Friedenberg (D. M. Friedenberg, "The Evolution and Uses of Jewish Byzantine Stamp Seals", Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 52/53, 1994/5, pp. 1-21) points out, giving full references, that while some rectangular bronze stamps, as the one in lot 443, below, were used as bread stamps, others, like the one here, were, in fact, actually used to seal wine amphorae and other large containers.
For the meaning of the inscription on this stamp, we are greatly indebted to the kindness of Dr. Ira Rezak, MD and his colleagues. The name of the owner as given on this stamp is Ειακοῦ (or Ειακῶ / Ειακῶς), which is simply a nick name or short form for Iakob. The second word, Λιλεβα, must be derived from the Latin Libellarius (scribe or notary), which went into Hebrew as Liblar. Thus, "Iakob the Notary". For yet another stamp, quite similar to this one, but definitely from Trebizond and now in the Cabinet des Médailles in Paris, see the dissertation by A. M. Feldman (University of Birmingham 2018), Ethnicity and Statehood in Pontic-Caspian Eurasia (8-13th c.), fig 103 (in the name of Efthymios), and with full references.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
10 Jul 2020 10:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
02 Mar 2021 21:29:31 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
20000 CHF

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Lot 396
Estimate: 7500 CHF
4th - 6th Century. Wine amphora stamp (Bronze, 98 x 54 x 5 mm, 224.00 g), rectangular with a raised rim and a high, c. 30 mm, ring handle on the plain back, in the name of Iakob the Scribe/Notary. ΕΙΑ - ΚΟY / ΛΙΛ - ΕΒΑ (retrograde) Seven-branched Menorah between a shofar, on the right, and, on the left, a lulav (palm branch) and an etrog (yellow citron). For a bronze stamp with a Menorah from Sardis now in the British Museum, with the name of Leontios and with the Menorah between a bunch of grapes and a palm branch, inventory 1888, 0511. 3, see: Dalton 1901, 487 and Friedenberg 4; for a stamp with the name Sophronios and a Menorah, now in the Israel Museum, see Friedenberg 6; for similar stamps with Menorahs, more elaborately shown but lacking names, see: Friedenberg 1 = Christie's New York, 13 December 2013, 167 ($47,500, from the Steinhardt Collection), and both Friedenberg 2, in the Jewish Museum in New York, and the very similar Roma e 59, 11 July 2019, 595 (£8,000). With a dusty olive-green patina, very sharp and clear. Some minor encrustations, otherwise, as made.
Hammer Price: 20000 CHF
Lot 397
Estimate: 250 CHF
Western Mediterranean / North African Area. Circa 4th-6th Centuries. (Bronze, 24x24x4 mm, 25.53 g), a thick, square weight with a flat top and bottom and a plain edge (as MAH B1), ounce of 25,53 g and solidus of 4.255 g. ― I / SOL / - Ϛ -, inlaid with silver. Rev. Plain. Cf. Bendall 156-157 and Nomos 13, 2016, 314 (3 Ounces or 18 Solidi). Very rare. Some marks and incrustations, and with some missing inlay, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 398
Estimate: 250 CHF
Western Mediterranean / North African Area. Circa 4th-6th Centuries. Solidus weight (?) or dedicatory plaquette (Bronze, inlaid with silver, 14x14x2 mm, 4.11 g), square, with a flat top and bottom, and a plain edge (as MAH B1). SECV / NDI, inlaid in silver. Rev. VL, inlaid in silver. Bendall 170. MAH 413. Simmons & Simmons MB 57, 2011, 505. Very rare. An epigraphic curiosity. Tan patina with some green corrosion, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1500 CHF
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