Ioannes Kastamonites. Vestes
|Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 1157. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008.
Sold For $675. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
of Mesopotamia, circa 10th-12th centuries. PB Seal (26mm, 16.95 g, 12h). [...]I/[...]O/[...]C down left field; Q/E/OD/w/
P/’ down right field; St. Theodore standing facing, wearing military outfit, holding spear in his right hand, left hand on shield / +KE R,Q, / Tw
RECTHS/ KATEPAN, ME
KACTA/- MON, T, - in seven lines; [ornamentation above]. BLS I -; DOCBS -; Seyrig -; Vatican -; Orghidan -; Jordanov -. Good VF.
From the Robert E. Hecht Collection.
The title vestes was conferred on high-ranking military officials.