Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1
Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Seas
John Nesbitt and Nicolas Oikonomides
Catalog of Byzantine Seals at DO and in the Fogg Museum of Art
Sigilography, Byzantine Studies, Museum Collections
ISBN: 978-0-8840-219-40, Hardcover, 1991, Buy here
The sections begin with a short essay on the region’s location and history. Each seal is illustrated and is accompanied-where appropriate-by full commentary regarding the specimen’s date, biographical information on its owner, peculiarities of orthography, and special features of iconography. These small seals are a large contribution to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine provincial administration, prosopography, development in the Greek language, and decorative vogues.