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A BYZANTINE BRONZE STAMP SEAL
A BYZANTINE BRONZE STAMP SEAL

CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

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A BYZANTINE BRONZE STAMP SEAL
Circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
In the form of a twelve-petalled rosette, a letter within each lobe, reading Y\KGIA GENNADIW\k, "Health to Gennadios", with two concentric rings at the center, framing a band of crescents, a chi-rho at the center, with a voluted ring handle
3¼ in. (8.3 cm) in diameter
Provenance
Early Christian & Byzantine Art, The Temple Gallery, London and Robert Haber Ancient Art, New York, 1990, no. 75
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