Imperial Portraits

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Basil I, issued 869–79 (BZS.1955.1.4286), Leo VI and Alexander, issued 886–912 (BZS.1955.1.4294), Constantine VII and Zoe, issued 914–19 (BZS.1955.1.4297)
 
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Sixth-century emperors: Justinian I, issued 527–65 (BZS.1958.106.563), Justin II, issued ca. 566 (BZS.1951.31.5.1618), and Maurice, issued 582–602 (BZS.1958.106.520)
 
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Seventh- and eighth-century emperors: Phokas, issued 603–7 (BZS.1951.31.5.7), Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, issued ca. 616–ca. 625 (BZS.1958.106.528), Constans II, issued 641–46 (BZS.1947.2.354), Constans II and Constantine VI, issued 654–59 (BZS.1955.1.4263), Justinian II, issued 687–95 (BZS.1955.1.4265), and Philippikos, issued 711–13 (BZS.1958.106.597)
 
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The transition from stylized representations to portraits is apparent on the seals of Romanos I Lekapenos, issued 922/24–31 (BZS.1951.31.5.21) and Romanos I Lekapenos, issued 931–44 (BZS.1951.31.5.51)
 
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Constantine VII, issued 945 (BZS.1958.106.575), John I Tzimiskes, issued 969–76 (BZS.1955.1.4316), Basil II, issued 976–1025 (BZS.1958.106.584), Romanos III Argyros, issued 1028–34 (BZS.1951.31.5.1664), Michael IV, issued 1034–41 (BZS.1958.106.525), Constantine IX Monomachos, issued 1042–55 (BZS.1958.106.623), Theodora, issued 1055–56 (BZS.1961.20), Michael VI, issued 1056–57 (BZS.1955.1.4318), Isaakios I Komnenos, issued 1057–59 (BZS.1955.1.4319)
 
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Stylized representation of Leo III, issued 717–20 (BZS.1955.1.4269)
 
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Stylized representations of Constantine VI, issued 790–92 (BZS.1958.106.561), Eirene, issued 797–802 (BZS.1955.1.4274), and Nikephoros I, issued 802–3? (BZS.1955.1.4285)
 
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Basil I, issued ca. 868 (BZS.1958.106.500), Leo VI and Alexander, issued 886–912 (BZS.1955.1.4294), Alexander and Constantine VII, issued 912–13 (BZS.1955.1.4296), Constantine VII and Zoe, issued 914–19 (BZS.1955.1.4297)
 
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Stylized representations of Basil I, issued ca. 868 (BZS.1958.106.500), and Leo VI and Alexander, issued 886–912 (BZS.1955.1.4294)
 
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Constantine VII, issued 945 (BZS.1958.106.575), John I Tzimiskes, issued 969–76 (BZS.1955.1.4316), Basil II, issued 976–1025 (BZS.1958.106.584), Romanos III Argyros, issued 1028–34 (BZS.1951.31.5.1664), Michael IV, issued 1034–41 (BZS.1958.106.525), Constantine IX Monomachos, issued 1042–55 (BZS.1958.106.623), Theodora, issued 1055–56 (BZS.1961.20), Michael VI, issued 1056–57 (BZS.1955.1.4318), and Isaakios I Komnenos, issued 1057–59 (BZS.1955.1.4319)
 
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Constantine X Doukas (top left), issued 1059–before 1065 (BZS.1958.106.624), Nikephoros III Botaneiates (top right), issued 1078–81 (BZS.1951.31.5.9), Alexios I Komnenos (bottom left), issued 1081–1118 (BZS.1958.106.611), and John VIII Palaiologos (bottom right), issued 1425–48 (BZS.2012.8.21)
 
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John II Komnenos, issued 1118–43 (BZS.1951.31.5.1694), John III Doukas Vatatzes, issued 1222–54 (BZS.1951.31.5.1700), Andronikos II Palaiologos, issued 1282–1328 (BZS.1951.31.5.1703), and Andronikos III Palaiologos, issued 1328–41 (BZS.1951.31.5.1702)