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Alexios III Angelos (1195-ca. 1197?)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.614 (formerly DO 58.106.614)
Diameter 40 mm
Condition Two halves.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 95.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 109.

Obverse

A bearded Christ seated on a backless throne. His right hand is visible in an attitude of blessing. Sigla to the left and right of head: (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

Alexios III standing, wearing a crown and a loros. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Manus Dei in the upper right field. Inscription in two columns. Border of dots.

.|ΛΕ|ΙΟΣ|ΔΕΣ|ΠΟ|ΤΗ|ΣΟ|Γ|ΓΕΛΟ|.

[]λέξιος δεσπότης Ἄγγελο[ς].


Translation

Alexios Angelos, despotes.

Commentary

In their description of the seal Zacos and Veglery fail to note the presence of the manus Dei. As Hendy notes (DOC 4.1:400–401) Alexios used the family name Angelos early in his reign, but later came to prefer the appellation Komnenos, the family name regularly appearing on his coins.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.614 (formerly DO 58.106.614)
Diameter 40 mm
Condition Two halves.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 95.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 109.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.614 (formerly DO 58.106.614)
Diameter 40 mm
Condition Two halves.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 95.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 109.

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