Estimate: 500 USD
Price realized: 2750 USD
BYZANTINE. Maria Doukaina Palaiologina. Empress, 1295-1320. PB Seal (37mm, 34.50 g, 12h). The Theotokos Platytera seated on thokos covered with cushion, holding the Infant Christ on knees / Maria standing facing, holding scepter; MAPI/A ЄVC/ЄBЄ(CT)/ATH A/VΓOV/(CT)A to left, ΔOV/KAIN/AH ΠA/ΛAIO/ΛOΓI/NA to right. BLS I 126a. VF, glossy brown surfaces. Rare.
Maria was the daughter of the King of Armenia and the wife of Michael IX.