942. Byzantine Lead Seal. Romanus IV Diogenes, AD 1068-1071. PWMAN S EVΔOKIA, Christ, nimbate, standing facing, blessing Romanos IV and Eudocia, who both hold globus cruciger; IC-XC across fields / KWN MX ANΔ, Constantius, with globus cruciger and akakia, Michael VII, holding military standard, and Andronikos, holding globus cruciger and akakia, all standing facing on footstools. Zacos I 93c. 29.05g, 33mm, 6h. 600 943. Byzantine Lead Seal. Nicephorus III, Botaniates, AD 1078-1081. Bust of Christ facing, holding book of Gospels; IC-XP across fields / NIKEΦOP [ΔECΠOT] TW BOTANIATH, emperor standing facing, wearing loros and crown, holding military standard and globus cruciger. Zacos I 98. 21.65g, 30mm, 6h. 250
944. Byzantine Lead Seal. Nicephorus III, Botaniates, AD 1078-1081. Bust of Christ facing, holding Book of Gospels, IC-XP across fields / NIKEΦOP ΔECΠT TW BOTANIATH, the emperor standing facing, wearing loros and crown, and holding labarum and globus cruciger. Zacos I 98; Prosopography of the Byzantine World, Nikephoros 3 Seal 108, 739. 19.84g, 31mm, 12h. Finely detailed.
945. Byzantine Lead Seal. Alexius III, AD 1195-1203. Uncertain legend, nimbate St. Constantine standing to front, wearing crown and loros, holding long sceptre / Uncertain legend, Emperor standing facing. For general type cf. DOC, Byzantine Seals 6, p. 186, 96.2. 27.18g, 44mm, 12h. Fine.
946. Byzantine Lead Seal. Theodore II Ducas-Lascaris, AD 1254-1258. St. Theodoros Stratelates standing facing with lance and shield, around (= O AΓIOC) ΘΕ Ο ΔW POC-O CTPA TH Λ A THC / ANAKTO ΠΑΙΔΑ ΔOVKA N AΘΛHTA CKE ΠOIC ΘΕΟΔWPON ΛACKAPIN TON BACILEA in metric verse. Zacos I 2755a; Stavrakos p. 235, 506; Prosopography of the Byzantine World, Theodoros 2 Seal 1807. 23.77g, 33mm, 6h. Rare.
947. Byzantine Lead Seal. Theodora, wife of Michael VIII Palaeologus, AD 1258-1282. Enthroned Virgin Mary with Christ in her lap, MHP (ligate)-ΘV across fields / Empress with a large crown, decorated with a pendant, holding sceptre, in left field ΘΕΟ ΔWPA EVCE BECTA TH AV ΓOVCTA (sic), in right ΔOVK AINA H ΠΑΛ ΑΙΟΛΟ ΓHNA. Zacos I 122d (var.); Triton XI, 2008, 1207 (var.). 27.63g, 35mm, 6h. Rare Variant.
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