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Lot # 264 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$2000 / Price Realized: US$2000
Liveros, Byzantine Lead Seal.
Liveros, Byzantine Lead Seal. 46.25g. (11h). . , Daniel in the Lions Den. 13th-14th cent. AD. Obv: Daniel standing facing, raising both forearms in prayer, flanked by attacking lions at feet; O/P/OI/TH/C (P ligate) down left field; /A/NI/H down right field ("The Prophet Daniel"). Rx: Greek inscription in seven lines: [K]PITHC A/[NI]H KAI P/[A]N NVN /[POC]TATHC TEEH/[CE]BACT IBEPOY/ PAXEIC KPI/NN (Ns retrograde). Translation: "Oh, Judge Daniel, now guardian even of writings, give judgment and execute the deeds of the revered Liveros". Old Testament subjects are very rare. The fourth recorded specimen. This seal is of exceptional quality. Nearly flawless and by far the finest known. EF.
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