A Byzantine Bronze Stylus with Case, Byzantine Empire, ca. 5th - 7th century CE


$800 USD


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A fine stylus, the long shaft tapering to a point, three notches for gripping, and a stylized openwork head. ACcompanied by a round sleeve case with eyelet and ring for attachment to the writing board and incised decoration along the body.

Dimensions: Stylus length: 12.5 cm (31.75 inches)

Condition: The head is restored and the  sleeve partially missing. Very nice green patina.

Provenance: A.A. private collection, Munich, acquired between 1992 and 1996.

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