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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.611 (formerly DO 58.106.611)
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition High relief.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.4; Zacos–Veglery no. 102b; For a similar specimen from a different boulloterion; see Jordanov, "Melnitsa" 24, no. 2.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne. The upper portion is decorated at left and right with pellets set within serpentine columns. He wears a tunic and himation and holds the right hand in blessing and in the left a book. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of one pellet. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing to front on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros, one end of which is draped over his left. wrist and decorated with six dots. He holds in the right hand a labarum and in the left a globus cruciger. Circular inscription, beginning at 7:30. Border of dots.

αλειωδποττωκομν,

Ἀλεξίῳ δ(εσ)πότ(ῃ) τῷ Κομνην(ῷ).

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despot.

Commentary

The emperor's name seems to involve a ligature of N and H. The emperor's face is much longer and fuller than on BZS.1958.106.518.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.611 (formerly DO 58.106.611)
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition High relief.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.4; Zacos–Veglery no. 102b; For a similar specimen from a different boulloterion; see Jordanov, "Melnitsa" 24, no. 2.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.611 (formerly DO 58.106.611)
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition High relief.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.4; Zacos–Veglery no. 102b; For a similar specimen from a different boulloterion; see Jordanov, "Melnitsa" 24, no. 2.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.611 (formerly DO 58.106.611)
Diameter 31 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Condition High relief.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.4; Zacos–Veglery no. 102b; For a similar specimen from a different boulloterion; see Jordanov, "Melnitsa" 24, no. 2.

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