Michael VIII Palaeologus, 1261-1282. Seal (Lead, 33 mm, 30.93 g, 12 h). IC - XC Christ standing facing on square dais, wearing nimbus cruciger, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left. Rev. MX / ΔЄ/CΠ/[O]T - O [ΠAΛЄOΛOΓOC] Michael VII standing facing, wearing loros, holding labarum in his right hand and akakia in his left. DO Seals 104. Zacos/Veglery 121 bis. A rare and very attractive imperial seal. Scratches across the border on the right side of the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.