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Isaac I Komnenos (1057-59)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4320
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.2.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: [(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

.....ΝΟΥΗΛ

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ

Reverse

Half-length representation of the emperor Isaac I. He is depicted with a somewhat triangular face and bearded. He wears a crown with a cross and pendilia and military dress. He is shown holding an upturned sword in the right hand and a globus (cruciger) in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΙΣΑΑΚ...ΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ . . .

Ἰσαάκ[ιος] βασιλεύς [Ῥωμ(αίων)]?

Translation

Ἰσαάκιος βασιλεύς Ῥωμαίων.

Isaac, basileus of the Romans.

Commentary

The reading of the inscription on the reverse is uncertain.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4320
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.2.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4320
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4320
Diameter 32 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.2.

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