Byzantine lead seal of Michael in charge of Chrysotriklinon & krites of the Velo

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller charmonas (801) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174279350861 0 0 1 71 409 Μονὴ Λεκατσᾶ 3 1 479 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Byzantine large and heavy lead seal of Michael in charge of the Chrysotriklinos and Krites (judge) of the Velon (ca 11th century). Obv.: Bust of Saint great martyr Panteleimon, facial, nimbate, columnar inscription partly present, Ο Α(ΓΙΟC) Π[Α]Ν-[ΤΕ]ΛΕΗ[ΜΩΝ] = Ὁ ἅγιος Παντελεήμων (Saint Panteleimon), all within dotted border. Rev.: Inscription in 6(?) lines (last one missing), [+]Κ(ΥΡΙ)Ε Β(ΟΗ)Θ(ΕΙ)/[Μ]ΙΧΑΗΛΑ´/[CΠ]ΑΘ(ΑΡΙΩ)ΕΠΙΤ(ΟΥ)/[ΧΡΥCΟΤΡ]ΙΚΛ(ΙΝΟΥ)ΚΡΙ/[ΤΟΥ]ΤΟΥΒΙΛ(ΟΥ)S,/... = + Κύριε βοήθει Μιχαὴλ (πρωτο)σπαθαρίῳ, ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου, κριτοῦ τοῦ Βήλου καὶ... (Lord help Michale protospatharios, in charge of Chrysotriklinos, judge of the Velon and...), all within dotted border. 28.24 gr. ; 27 mm Condition: A part broken off along channel, otherwise Very Fine, exactly as in photos. Uncleaned, with nice greenish patina. "Chrysotriklinos" (golden hall), of which our Leon was in charge, was a hall in the Great Palace in Constantinoupolis, probably constructed at the end of the 6th cent. (vd. Kazhdan, Alexander, ed. (1991), Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, pp.455-456).The judge of the Velon was both judicial and administrative official. A 100% genuine piece, acquired in European Auction. IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CONCERNING SHIPPING AND SHIPPING COSTS Dear customers,According to newer revision of shipping possibilities by Cyprus Post, it's now possible to ship by registered post (cost $8) to the following countries: USA, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Norway, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic and Finland. But it is to note that due to current partial restrictions there may be a delay in delivery. For the rest countries, the only possible way for time being is by DHL courier (cost $30). We wish to everybody good health and every blessing, awaiting better situations with the help of the Lord!All the best to you, CHARMONAS PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY, AFTER 3-5 DAYS THE AUCTION HAS ENDED, OTHERWISE THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. SHIPPING AFTER PAYMENT CLEARING BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH TRACKING NO. MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM. PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: Condition: A part broken off across chanel, otherwise Very Fine. Legible inscription. Nice natural greenish patina. A 100% genuine piece., Cleaned/Uncleaned: Uncleaned, Grade: Very Fine

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