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Manuel I Komnenos (1143–1180)

Accession number BZS.1977.34.103 (formerly DO 77.34.103)
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Double struck (obverse)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 93.7.

Obverse

Half-length representation of a beardless Christ. Details indistinct. Sigla visible at left: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Inscription visible in column at left: ὁ Ἐμμα[νουήλ]. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Manuel standing, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over his right and left wrists. He holds a labarum in his right hand (only partially visible) and an akakia in his left. Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

. . . ρφυρογενν....

[Μανουὴλ δεσπότ(ης) ὁ πο]ρφυρογένν[ητος].

Translation

Μανουὴλ δεσπότης ὁ πορφυρογέννητος.

Manuel porphyrogennetos, despotes.

Commentary

On this specimen one can see distinctly that the cloth is draped over both the right and left wrists; the material draped over the right wrist is decorated with pellets. This same detail is to be found on Seibt-Zarnitz, no. 1.1.9. It could be that on BZS.1955.1.4350 an end of the emperor's loros hangs suspended from the right wrist.

Accession number BZS.1977.34.103 (formerly DO 77.34.103)
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Double struck (obverse)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 93.7.

Accession number BZS.1977.34.103 (formerly DO 77.34.103)
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Double struck (obverse)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 93.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1977.34.103 (formerly DO 77.34.103)
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Double struck (obverse)
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 93.7.

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