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Isaac I Komnenos (1057-59)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4321 (formerly DO 55.1.4321)
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.3.

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding in the left hand a book with a cover ornamented in center with a pellet. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Half-length representation of the emperor Isaac I. He is depicted with a heavy, square 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.

ΙΣΑΑΚΙΣΟΣ.......ΡΟΜΑΙΩ

Ἰσαάκιος [βασιλεὺς] Ῥομαίω(ν)?

Translation

Ἰσαάκιος βασιλεὺς Ῥομαίων?

Isaac, basileus of the Romans.

Commentary

The resolution of the inscription on the reverse is not assured; the only certain letter at right is O. Either the inscription ends with Ῥομαίω(ν) or the family name Κομνην(ὸς).

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4321 (formerly DO 55.1.4321)
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.3.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4321 (formerly DO 55.1.4321)
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.3.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4321 (formerly DO 55.1.4321)
Diameter 33 mm
Field diameter 24 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 76.3.

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