Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.19188.8.131.520 (formerly Fogg 1690)
DO Seals 6, no. 88.30. For a similar specimen see Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 27c.
- 32 mm
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 cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of one pellet. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.
The emperor Alexios I bearded standing on a dais, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.
[Ἀλεξίῳ] δε[σ]πότ(ῃ) τῷ Κομ[νηνῷ].
Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.
Alexios Komnenos, despotes.