Leo VI and Alexander (886–912)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1955.1.4294 (formerly DO 55.1.4294)
DO Seals 6, no. 53.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 60a.
- 30 mm
- 20.09 g
Half-length representation of Christ, lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in bless and holds in his left a book with a cover decorated with five pellets, a row of two above and below and a one in the middle. He has a cross behind his head. Circular inscription. No visible border.
Iηsus Χri[s]tus nica.
Two half-length figures: at left, Leo VI, bearded, wearing a crown with a cross and a loros; at right, Alexander, more diminutive than Leo, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a chlamys pinned with a fibula on his right shoulder. They hold between them a labarum ornamented with an X in center and streamers. Circular inscription. No visible border.
Leon (καὶ) Al[exan(dros)] aug(usti).
Iηsus Χristus nica.
Leon καὶ Alexandros augusti.
Jesus Christ conquers.
Leo and Alexander, augusti.
- Byzantine Lead Seals, vol. 1
- Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection, vol. 3, Leo III to Nicephorus III (717–1081)
- Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, Volume 6: Emperors, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Addenda