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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1692 (formerly Fogg 1692)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.32.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne and holding the right hand in blessing. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla visible at left: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing on a dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four dots. He holds a labarum (not visible) in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Remains of a circular inscripion at right. Border of dots.

.............τωκ.νω

[Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ] τῷ Κ[ο]μνηνῷ.

Translation

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The specimen differs from most others in our series in that it displays a small field with relatively diminutive figures. Note the use of ligatures in the spelling of the emperor’s name, an indication perhaps that the specimen dates from the late years of Alexios’s reign.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1692 (formerly Fogg 1692)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.32.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1692 (formerly Fogg 1692)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.32.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1692 (formerly Fogg 1692)
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Half missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.32.

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