|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1135. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
of Anatolia, circa 8th-9th centuries. PB Seal (21mm, 12.63 g, 12h). QEOTOKE BOHQEI
in cruciform monogram; [T]w
in quarters / [...]Nw
C[...]/ A’ CPA
’S T/(OY)PMA’ Tw
/[...] ANATO/[....] in five lines. Cf. BLS I 2662 (similar seal); DOCBS -; Seyrig -; Vatican -; Orghidan -; Jordanov -. Good VF, tan patina, light scrape in center of reverse.
From the Robert E. Hecht Collection.
The name on this seal is incomplete, but its owner served as tourmarches (a military commander in charge of a detachment, or tourma) in Anatolia. Tourmarchai also possessed fiscal and judicial authority in their jurisdictions.