BYZANTINE lead seal


BYZANTINE?, seal, c. 500-1000 AD, Obverse: Greek monogram, Reverse: different Greek monogram, lead, 13x15x4.5mm, 5g, acquired in England in a batch of mostly NWFP Pakistan stuff, irregular planchet cuts into design both sides, F

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There were two kinds of seals in use in ancient times. One was to attest to documents. The other was to seal containers of products. Hard to tell which type this might have been. Geographic range could be anywhere from the Balkans to Syria.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.