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Old Apr 13, 2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Byzantine Medallion??

I have recently purchased a specimen which I think is very interesting. I am not very sure about it and any opinion or information would be much appreciated.

Byzantine Medallion around the 11th Century.

Silver and gold plated. Pierced twice.

Obv: Virgin and Child +KEROHθTωCω/ΔOUΛ-
Rev: St. Nicholas M Θ at top O/A/ΓI/O to the left N/I/KO/? to the right
Weight: 7.95g diameter:24mm

First thoughts would be a seal but the metal, weight and the legend put me off that idea. It was therefore suggested that it may have been a medallion and possibly pierced later to be attached to something, possibly a cross, rather than used as a piece of jewelry. Any thoughts? Thanks for looking and comments.
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