Leu Numismatik

Web Auction 12

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Leu Numismatik, Web Auction 12

Celtic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins

Part 1: Sa, 30.05.2020, from 02:00 PM CEST
Part 2: Su, 31.05.2020, from 02:00 PM CEST
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Part 1: Sa, 30.05.2020, until 01:45 PM CEST
Part 2: Su, 31.05.2020, until 01:45 PM CEST

Description

Konstantinos, bishop, 13th century. Seal (Lead, 37 mm, 47.43 g, 12 h). O / A/ΓI/O/C - Iω / O ΘЄ/OΛO/ΓOC ('Saint John, the Theologian') Nimbate Saint John the Theologian standing facing, raising his right hand in benediction and holding a book of Gospels in his left. Rev. ΘV ΛOΓOV / ΓNHCIE MV/ CT A CON ΘVTH / ωIA NNH CKEΠOIC / ME TON KωN/CTANTINON ("Johannes, true initiate of the Word of God, may you protect your priest Konstantinos") in six lines. Apparently unpublished. A very large and impressive late Byzantine seal with an interesting legend composed as verse. Cracks along the channel, otherwise, very fine.

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