John III Doukas (1222-54)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.19188.8.131.520 (formerly Fogg 1700)
DO Seals 6, no. 102.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 117.
- 42 mm
- 43.94 g
Christ standing, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and in the left a stylized book decorated with a cross. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm is decorated with a pellet in the center and two dots above and below. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Inscription in a column at right. Border of dots.
[ὁ Χαλ]κίτης (Chalkites).
The emperor standing on a circular suppedion, wearing a crown and chlamys that extends outward into a triangular design. He holds in the right hand a short labarum and in the left a globus cruciger. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.
Ἰω(άννης) δεσπότης ὁ Δ[ούκας].
Ἰωάννης δεσπότης ὁ Δούκας.
John Doukas, despotes.