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Byzantine Empire, ca5th to 10th century CE. Perhaps the finest example of a bronze bread stamp we have handled! Cast bronze implement used by bakers to identify their bakery goods - a form of early packaging and advertising. Circular with Greek lettering and a bird with early form of a Christian cross. Large ring on reverse so owner could easily punch the design into their bread while wearing it on their hand. Size: 2.5" W x 1.75" H (6.4 cm x 4.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private east coast, USA collection

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Remarkable Byzantine Bronze Bread Stamp

Estimate $1,000 - $1,400Feb 9, 2017