Accsession No.:

2011.3783
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Description

Black circular seal with cross symbol imprint.

In a bag with 3 other seals. Bag label reads 'Large griffin walking right with head turned back- a larger seal than the others and excellent legend around, possibly a date. ?12'

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole: Said to be a common pilgrim's relic from Constantinople, purporting to be made by mixing small fibre fragments of the true cross with mud or wax. Based on the story that St. Helena, mother of Constantine, excavated the cross from an area just outside Jerusalem. She divided ithe cross into nine sections and distributed. Legend has it that a portion of it was used in producing these relics. Probably made in the 5th century.

Language

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Place of Creation

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Roman

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Seal

Category

Seal

Materials

wax

Dimensions

w: -, h: -, d: 3