Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)
- Accession Number:
DO Seals 6, no. 88.6. For a similar specimen, bearing the same inscription on the reverse, see Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 27.
- 30 mm
- 26 mm
Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a chiton and himation, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book in his left. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger, each arm of which contains a decoration consisting of one pellet. Sigla at right: χσ̅ : ['Ι(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.
The emperor Alexios I bearded, standing on a dais, wearing a crown and loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist and is decorated with six dots. He holds a labarum in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7:30. Border of dots.
Ἀλ[εξ]ίῳ δ[εσ]πότ(ῃ) τῷ Κομνηνῷ
Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.
Alexios Komnenos, despotes.