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John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

 
 

Obverse

Faint outline of Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation. One can see that he holds a book, possibly open, in the left hand. His feet rest on a dais. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

An emperor (John II?) standing on a dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four pellets. He holds in the left hand a large globus. Remains of a circular inscription at right. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Obverse

Faint outline of Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation. One can see that he holds a book, possibly open, in the left hand. His feet rest on a dais. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

An emperor (John II?) standing on a dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four pellets. He holds in the left hand a large globus. Remains of a circular inscription at right. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.615 (formerly DO 58.106.615)
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.8.

Commentary

The use of the dative case is unusual as there is no invocation accompanying the inscription. For coins of John II with a similar dative inscription see DOC 4.1: no. 12a.