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Alexios Komnenos, sebastos and megas domestikos (1078-1081)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3329
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and chipped on the sides.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1908.

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and balancing his shield against the ground. Sigla remaining on right side: δ|η|μη|τρι|οσ : Ὁ ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


σεστον
ηηομεσ
τικονλε
οννυντονκ
νονει
νυ

Σεβαστὸν ἤδη καὶ δομέστικον μέγαν Ἀλέξιον νῦν τὸν Κομνηνὸν δεικνύω

Translation

Σεβαστὸν ἤδη καὶ δομέστικον μέγαν Ἀλέξιον νῦν τὸν Κομνηνὸν δεικνύω.

I present Alexios Komnenos, already a sebastos and now a megas domestikos.

Commentary

Metrical.

The seal will have been struck during the reign of Nikephoros III Botaneiates when Alexios Komnenos was promoted to sebastos and grand domestic. See the paralllels linked below.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3329
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and chipped on the sides.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1908.

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3329
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and chipped on the sides.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1908.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.3329
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Cracked along the channel and chipped on the sides.
Previous Editions

Cf. Wassiliou-Seibt, Siegel mit metrischen Legenden II, no. 1908.