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Byzantine Lead Seals

Nicolas Oikonomidès

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection Publications

Byzantine Studies

This booklet provides a brief survey of Byzantine lead seals: their production, use, iconography, inscriptions, and dating. It is liberally illustrated with examples from the collections of Dumbarton Oaks and the Fogg Museum of Art, and is a masterly introduction to the discipline of sigillography and a little-known collection of artifacts.


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