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Alexander and Constantine VII (912–13)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4296 (formerly DO 55.1.4296)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 55.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 61.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ, lightly bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He raises his right hand in blessing and holds in his left a book with a cover decorated with five pellets, two above and below and one in the center. He has a cross behind his head. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

........SSIC

[Iηsus Xris]tus nica.

Reverse

Two figures, only the left one visible: half-length representation of Alexander, bearded, wearing a crown surmounted by a cross and a loros. He and the missing figure hold between them a labarum. The beginnings of a circular inscription at left Border of dots.

ALEXA. . .

Alexand[dros . . .]

Translation

Iηsus Xristus nica.
Alexandros . . .

Jesus Christ conquers.
Alexander . . .

Commentary

Constantine is associated with his uncle on this seal, unlike any of the coins from Alexander’s short reign.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4296 (formerly DO 55.1.4296)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 55.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 61.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4296 (formerly DO 55.1.4296)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 55.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 61.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4296 (formerly DO 55.1.4296)
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Half of seal is missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 55.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 61.

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