John III Doukas (1222-54)

Accession Number:
BZS.1951.31.5.1700 (formerly Fogg 1700)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 102.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 117.

Details

Diameter:
42 mm
Weight:
43.94 g

Obverse

John III Doukas (1222-54)

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).

Reverse

John III Doukas (1222-54)

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.

John III Doukas (1222-54)

Ἰω(άννης) δεσπότης ὁ Δ[ούκας].

Translation

Ἰωάννης δεσπότης ὁ Δούκας.

John Doukas, despotes.

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Commentary

Zacos (Seals 2, no. 772) has edited the seal of a certain Aaron on which a standing figure of Christ is accompanied by vertical inscriptions identifying him as Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς ὁ Χαλκίτης.

For a different type of seal belonging to John III Doukas, with two variations, see Zacos-Veglery, no. 118.

 

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