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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.347 (formerly DO 47.2.347)
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Corroded and holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.38.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus. No epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

A crude depiction of the emperor (Alexios I?). He is shown with a heavy face standing on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four pellets. He a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Remains of a circular inscription visible at upper right. Border of dots.

α . . . οτ . . .

Ἀ[λεξίῳ δεσπ]ότ() [τ() Κομνηνῷ].

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότ τ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

On the reverse one seems to see at 7:30 a circular inscription beginning with the letter A.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.347 (formerly DO 47.2.347)
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Corroded and holed.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.38.