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Alexios Komnenos, sebastos (twelfth century, first half)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4228
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Punctured twice at top (for use as a pendant).
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1903.

Obverse

Bust of the Mother of God orans with the medallion before her. On either side, the sigla: μρ̅θυ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Decoration below. Border of dots.

σεα
ον..ε..ν
εκνικ..ορ
Φυντακομνη
νουμρ̅ο̅παρ
θενεσκεπ
  

σεβαστὸν [Ἀλ]έξ[ιο]ν ἐκ Νικ[ηφ]όρου φύντα Κομνηνοῦ, μ(ητ)ροπάρθενε, σκέπ(οις)

Translation

σεβαστὸν Ἀλέξιον ἐκ Νικηφόρου φύντα Κομνηνοῦ, μητροπάρθενε, σκέποις.

Virgin mother, may you protect the sebastos Alexios, offspring of Nikephoros Komnenos.

Commentary

This seal carries the same inscription as the related seal noted below, but on the obverse shows the Mother of God with the medallion, whereas the other seal has the Mother of God orans only. See the commentary to BZS.1947.2.1075.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4228
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Punctured twice at top (for use as a pendant).
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1903.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4228
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Punctured twice at top (for use as a pendant).
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1903.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4228
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 26 mm
Condition Punctured twice at top (for use as a pendant).
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1903.