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Post #70: Please Help Identify Unknown Byzantine Coin

 
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 Posted 10/31/2020  1:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin weighs 5.06 grams and is 20mm in diameter. It looks like both sides of this coin have the reverse legends from Leo VI era coins, lmk what exactly you guys think this is... odd coin

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 Posted 10/31/2020  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like a seal than a coin.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good point, you might be spot on with that. Does anyone have any skill with identifying Byzantine seals?
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 Posted 10/31/2020  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Typically they have the name and rank (in Greek) of an official. I suggest transcribing as best you can and then search here: https://www.doaks.org/resources/seals
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 Posted 10/31/2020  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree a seal.
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 Posted 10/31/2020  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add twood89 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I looked on Dumbarton Oaks but couldnt find any match because my legends are incomplete and the database is just so large. But at least I know its a Byzantine seal.
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