John III Doukas (1222-1254)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 6, no. 102.1; Zacos-Veglery, no. 117.
- 42 mm
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: [ὁ Χαλ]κίτης. Border of dots.
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.