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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 387

    AN EASTERN EUROPEAN TINNED COPPER ALMS-DISH

    WITH BULGARIAN CYRILIC INSCRIPTION

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN EUROPEAN TINNED COPPER ALMS-DISH
    WITH BULGARIAN CYRILIC INSCRIPTION
    Engraved overall with a leafy vine border and faintly engraved with a star in the centre of the well, the reverse with an inscription in cyrilic
    16in. (41cm.)


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    The inscription translated by The school of Slavonic and East European Studies reads 'I Pavun the coppersmith have given this dish to the monastery of manastiru ?' and indistinctly dated. The translator conjects that the date is 6,801 from creation or 1293 A.D. but admits that the first numeral is not clear and could be something other than a '6'

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