John II Komnenos (1118–1143)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.19126.96.36.1994 (formerly Fogg 1694)
DO Seals 6, no. 91.4.
- 32 mm
A bearded Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation. He holds 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. Border of dots.
John II standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds in the right hand a labarum (only partially imprinted) and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7 o’clock. Border of dots.
Ἰω(άννῃ) δεσπότ(ῃ) τῷ πορφυρογε[ννήτῳ].
Ἰωάννῃ δεσπότῃ τῷ πορφυρογεννήτῳ.
John porphyrogennetos, despotes.