Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp: Circa 5th-6th century AD.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,258) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332937541266 Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp A bronze bread stamp in the shape of a foot with partial ring handle. The base has the name SPESINDEO in retrograde relief. Circa 5th-6th century AD. Length 7.5 cms (3 ins) Very Fine condition with good bronze. Provenance: From a Private German collection; acquired in the 1980s. Why stamp bread? Outside of Christian ecclesiastic usage bread was stamped, as were terracotta lamps, tiles, bricks, and amphorae, to indicate the producer, or to attest to the magistrate responsible for their production. This could be particularly important in cases where bread was being distributed to the people as a political act. Provenance: From a Private German collection; acquired in the 1980s Supplied with illustrated COA. Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp: Circa 5th-6th century AD. Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp: Circa 5th-6th century AD. Click images to enlarge Description Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp A bronze bread stamp in the shape of a foot with partial ring handle. The base has the letters SPESINDEO in retrograde relief. Circa 5th-6th century AD. Length 7.5 cms (3 ins) Very Fine condition with good bronze. Provenance: From a Private German collection; acquired in the 1980s. Why stamp bread? Outside of Christian ecclesiastic usage bread was stamped, as were terracotta lamps, tiles, bricks, and amphorae, to indicate the producer, or to attest to the magistrate responsible for their production. This could be particularly important in cases where bread was being distributed to the people as a political act. Provenance: From a Private German collection; acquired in the 1980s Supplied with illustrated COA. (code F994) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Late Roman-early Byzantine bread stamp: Circa 5th-6th century AD., Material: Bronze, Type: Bread stamp

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