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Lot 1232: Byzantine St Theophano Amulet
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 10th-12th century AD. A discoid bifacial lead-alloy hystera amulet with one segmented face with Greek letters, reverse with image of crowned St Theophano facing with raised arms, 'MA?' legend; with old collector's card disc. See Kalavrezou, I. Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, 2003. 8.16 grams, 25mm (1"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition, rim damaged.