Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art: South of the Balkans, the Islands, south of Asia Minor
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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Critical Signs and General Abbreviations Chapter
Aigaion Pelagos 111 44 Samos
Chapter VI The South of Asia Minor 58 Karabisianoi
Index of Proper Names and Terms
List of Seals Published
Table of the Usual Forms of Cruciform Invocative Monograms
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Aigaion Pelagos appears archon asekretis Athens attested Basil belonged bishop Blank too small Border of dots boulloterion Bust of St Byzantine century Cephalonia channel Chipped Christ circular inscription Constantine Corinth Corpus V/1 Corroded Crete Cruciform invocative monogram Cyprus decoration early field five lines Fogg followed four lines George hand Hellas holding imperial protospatharios Inscription of five Inscription of four invocative monogram type island IX/X IXth century John judge Kibyrraiotai Laurent letters Listes mentioned metropolitan Michael Nicholas Niketas Nikopolis Notitiae obverse official owner present probably protosp protospatharios and strategos published quarters reading Samos seal seems side Sigla similar spatharios specimen standing steps strategos theme Theodore Unpublished VIII VIII/IX Virgin visible border Wreath border X/XI Xeros XI/XII Zacos-Veglery βασιλικό βοήθει τω σώ και Κύρι)ε τω σώ δούλω