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Alexios Komnenos, sebastos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.891
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 632.

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding his spear with his right hand and his shield with his left. Inscription at left: .|δι|μι|.ρ : [ὁ ἅ(γιος)] Διμί[τ]ρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of seven lines. Border of dots.

...ιτ...
....οισ..
μ̣Αρτυρ.
κλεοσαλει..
.εαονκο̣
̣ονγ
...σ

[Διμ]ίτ[ριε, σκέπ]οις [με], μαρτύρω[ν] κλέος, Ἀλέξι[ον σ]εβαστὸν Κομνηνὸν γ[ένου]ς

Translation

Διμίτριε, σκέποις με, μαρτύρων κλέος, Ἀλέξιον σεβαστὸν Κομνηνὸν γένους.

Demetrios, glory of the martyrs, may you protect me, the sebastos Alexios, a Komnenos by descent.

Commentary

The approximate dating of this seal to the first half of the twelfth century rules out any attribution to the emperor Alexios Komnenos.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.891
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 632.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.891
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 632.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.891
Diameter 26 mm
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden I, no. 632.

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