Rare Ancient BYZANTINE Lead Seal ca. 800 Early Christian Theotokos Symbol HELP US. Century for official use in some form of ecclesiastical domain. Orthodox Christianity was the religion of much of the near and middle east until the Islamic Ottoman Turk invasion in the 14th century.
These official lead seals to be used on seal waxing envelopes are very evocative of a lost time. This ancient Christian Symbol or Monagram spelling. Means Theotokos Assist Us (or God Help Us). Rs: Legend in four lines Gabriel.
This ancient Christian Symbol or Monagram Means Theotokos Assist Us (or God Help Us) 12.51 g 21 mm or 3/4 inch. Very thick and heavy in the hand it also has the seal of a Gabriel Stratelates, or General Gabriel (Stratelates was a Roman and Byzantine term for a Military General) I have been told by an expert that this would have been used at court as it was made late in the life of General Gabriel. Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva's 1,800+ Templates. The item "BYZANTINE Lead Seal of Gabriel Stratelates ca.800 Military General Theotokos God" is in sale since Saturday, May 7, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "monkscell" and is located in Wexford. This item can be shipped worldwide.