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Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.501 (formerly DO 58.106.501)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 93.4.

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Weight:
13.17 g
Condition:
Struck off-flan

Obverse

Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180)

Half-length representation of a beardless Christ, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a scroll in the left. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration. Sigla visible at left: (ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Inscription in two columns:  Ἐμμαν[ου]ή[λ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180)

Manuel standing on a dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds an akakia in the left hand. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180)

[Μανουὴλ δεσπότ(ης) ] πορφυρογέννητος.

Translation

Μανουὴλ δεσπότης πορφυρογέννητος.

Manuel porphyrogennetos, despotes.

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