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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1684
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.24.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of one pellet. As on the other specimens noted in the commentary, we see two legs of Christ’s throne at right. Sigla at left and right: ισ̅χσ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing on a dais, 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 7:30. Border of dots.

αλειωδεσπο....ο.....

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπό[τ() τῷ Κ]ο[μνην()].

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότ τῷ Κομνην.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

Despite similarities, this seal, BZS.1958.106.613, and BZS.1951.31.1685 are not parallel specimens.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1684
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.24.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1684
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.24.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1684
Diameter 32 mm
Field diameter 28 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.24.

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