Alexios II Komnenos (1180–1183)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.640 (formerly DO 58.106.640)
DO Seals 6, no. 94; Zacos–Veglery, no. 108.
- 25 mm
- 21 mm
A bearded Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in benediction and a book in the left. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration. Sigla to the left and right of his head: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Inscription along the circumference, beginning at 8 o’clock. Border of dots.
Alexios II standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 6:30. Border of dots.
Ἀλεξίῳ μεγάλῳ βασιλεῖ τῷ πορφυρογενήτ(ῳ).
Κύριε βοήθει Ἀλεξίῳ μεγάλῳ βασιλεῖ τῷ πορφυρογενήτῳ.
Lord help Alexios porphyrogennetos, the great basileus.