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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

 
 

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. Sigla visible at left: ισ̅ : (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 (partially imprinted) in the right hand and a globus surmounted by a thick cross in the left. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

..........ποτ,τωκ.μνηνω

[Ἀλεξίῳ δεσ]πότ() τῷ Κ[ο]μνηνῷ.

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. Sigla visible at left: ισ̅ : (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 (partially imprinted) in the right hand and a globus surmounted by a thick cross in the left. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

..........ποτ,τωκ.μνηνω

[Ἀλεξίῳ δεσ]πότ() τῷ Κ[ο]μνηνῷ.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1688
Diameter 31.0 mm; field: 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.28.

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.