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Isaac I Komnenos (1057-59)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.620 (formerly DO 58.106.620)
Diameter 43 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 75.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 85 (different reading).

Obverse

A bearded Christ on a backless throne, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. Christ's feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla at upper right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Emperor Isaac I, bearded, standing, wearing a crown and a loros and holding an upturned sword in the right hand. Partial remains of a circular inscription beginning at 7 o'clock. Border of dots.

ΙΣ...........ΕΥΣ........ΚΟΜΝ....

Ἰσ[αάκιος βασιλ]εὺς [Ῥωμαίων ὁ] Κομν[ηνός].

Translation

Ἰσαάκιος βασιλεὺς Ῥωμαίων ὁ Κομνηνός.

Isaac Komnenos, basileus of the Romans.

Commentary

The reading of Komnenos on the reverse is uncertain. In the upper right section one seems to see a small head, turned left, within an aureole and with an outstretched hand touching the emperor's head.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.620 (formerly DO 58.106.620)
Diameter 43 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 75.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 85 (different reading).

Accession number BZS.1958.106.620 (formerly DO 58.106.620)
Diameter 43 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 75.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 85 (different reading).

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.620 (formerly DO 58.106.620)
Diameter 43 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 75.1; Zacos-Veglery no. 85 (different reading).

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