Anonymous, circa 10th century. Medallion (Lead, 55 mm, 31.68 g, 12 h), "Eulogia" of St. Symeon Stylites the Younger. +EVΛ[OΓIA TOV AΓI૪ CVMЄⲰN TO ΘAVMATOVPΓOV + AI]NЄITЄ TON ΘN ЄN TOIC AΓIOIC AVTO ("Blessing of Saint Symeon the Miracle Worker - Praise God in his saints") Nimbate half-length bust of St. Symeon the Younger, wearing monastic hood and holding book of Gospels, seated on column, flanked by two angels, the left angel ascending on a flight of stairs, holding a cross, the other angel flying on the right of the stylite; below, on the left side of the column, Symeon’s disciple Konon nimbate, standing right; on the right side of the column, Symeon’s mother St. Martha nimbate, standing left, both saints with their hands raised in a gesture of supplication. Rev. Large ornate cross with globules on each corner. Philippe Verdier: A Medallion of Saint Symeon the Younger, in: The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 67/1 (Jan. 1980), p. 17-26, fig. 1 and 2. Cf. Gary Vikan: Art, Medicine, and Magic in Early Byzantium, in: DO Papers 38 (1984), p. 65-86, fig. 7. A very large and impressive piece. Pierced and some marks, otherwise, good fine.