Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art: South of the Balkans, the Islands, south of Asia Minor

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Dumbarton Oaks, 1991 - History - 233 pages
The combined Dumbarton Oaks and Fogg collection of Byzantine seals is one of the largest in the world, containing 17,000 specimens. Volume 2 in the catalogue includes seals with place names from south of the Balkans, the islands, and the south of Asia Minor. Each section begins with a short essay on the region's 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 seals contribute significantly to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine imperial administration, development in the Greek language, and decorative vogues.
 

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Contents

Critical Signs and General Abbreviations Chapter
1
Nikopolis
9
Bela
15
Bonditza
16
Naupaktos
18
Spartari
19
Chapter II
22
Athens
49
Nesoi
138
Lemnos
139
LesbosMytilene
141
Methymna
144
Paros
146
Rhodes
147
Skopelos
148
Tenos
149

Bichetai
53
Daphni
54
Euboia
55
Grebenon
56
Kea
57
Neai Patrai
58
Oreos
59
Steirion
60
Chapter III
62
Achaïa
77
Corinth
78
Helos
80
Kerminitza
81
Korone
82
Lakedaimonia
83
Methone
85
Monembasia
87
Moreas
88
Olenos
89
Patras
90
Troizen
92
Chapter IV
94
Arkadia
100
Paphos
107
Chapter V
109
Aigaion Pelagos 111 44 Samos
123
Andros
137
Chapter VI The South of Asia Minor 58 Karabisianoi
150
Kibyrraiotai
151
Alabanda
163
Amazon Mizon
164
Aspendos
165
Chersonesos
166
KariaStauroupolis
167
Keramos
169
Kibyrra
170
Mardaïtai
171
Mylasa
172
Myra
173
Pamphylia
175
Perge
176
Selge
177
Side
178
SindosIsindos
180
Tlos
181
Index of Proper Names and Terms
182
Index of Iconography
220
Vocabulary
223
Metrical Inscriptions
225
List of Seals Published
229
Table of the Usual Forms of Cruciform Invocative Monograms
232
Glossary
233
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John Nesbitt is Research Associate for Byzantine Sigillography at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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