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Alexios Komnenos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3677
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Obverse partially effaced; some letters broken on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1118.

Obverse

Bust of Christ, holding right hand in blessing, book in his left hand. No clear traces of epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

Inscription in four lines. Indeterminate border.

Ο̣ΜΝΗΝ
Ε̣ΙΟ̣Ν̣ΕΝ
ΑΧΑΙΣΣΚ̣
ΠΟΙΣ

Κομνηνὸν Ἀλέξιον ἐν μαχαῖς σκέποις

Translation

Κομνηνὸν Ἀλέξιον ἐν μαχαῖς σκέποις.

May you protect Alexios Komnenos in battle.

Commentary

Dodecasyllabic. Wassiliou-Seibt dates this seal to the second half of the twelfth century. Cf. Szemioth-Wasilewski, no. 83.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3677
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Obverse partially effaced; some letters broken on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1118.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3677
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Obverse partially effaced; some letters broken on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1118.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3677
Diameter 22 mm
Condition Obverse partially effaced; some letters broken on the reverse.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 1118.

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