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Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.537 (formerly DO 58.106.537)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.10; Zacos-Veglery no. 87d.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Field:
21 mm
Weight:
15.84 g
Condition:
Holed.

Obverse

Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

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. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

The emperor Constantine X bearded standing, wearing a crown with pendilia and a loros, one end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

κωνασ.οδκασ

Κων(σταντῖνος) βασ(ι)[λ(εὺς)] Δούκας.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλεὺς Δούκας.

Constantine Doukas, basileus.

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Commentary

For the reading of the first part of the identifying legend on the reverse, see Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 21, and Likhachev, Molivdovuly, no. LXXVII.5.

 

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