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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1686
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Clipped. Rusted. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.26.

Obverse

Faint outline of 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. He has a nimbus cruciger. No epigraphy or border visible.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I is represented with the same disproportionately large head as on BZS.1955.1.4343. He is shown 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.

.αλειωδποτη.........

Ἀλεξίῳ δ(εσ)πότῃ [τῷ Κομνηνῷ].

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The blank is unusually thick. The sides and bottom have been clipped with a pair of heavy shears.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1686
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Clipped. Rusted. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.26.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1686
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Clipped. Rusted. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.26.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1686
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Clipped. Rusted. Double struck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.26.

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