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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.617
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cut along the side
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.8.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book in his left. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla visible at right: χ̅ : [Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)[ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded, standing on a dais, wearing a crown and loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist (not visible). He holds a labarum in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left. Remains of a circular inscription at left. Border of dots.

ΛΛΕιωδ...........

Ἀλεξίῳ δ[(εσ)πότ(ῃ) τῷ Κομνην(ῷ)]

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The inscription identifying the emperor begins with a deformed alpha, that looks like Λ.

The reading of the reverse inscription here, in particular the abbreviations, is based on comparison with BZS.1958.106.611.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.617
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cut along the side
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.8.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.617
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cut along the side
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.8.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.617
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cut along the side
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.8.

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