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Alexios Komnenos, sebastos and megas domestikos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3960
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

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

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, with a spear and a shield. Sigla in columns on two sides: Ο̣||ΓΙ|Ο̣Σ..ΜΗ|ΤΡ|Ι|Ο,:  ἅγιος ΔημήτριοςBorder of dots. 

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots. 


ΣΕΑΣ...
ΗΗΟΜΕ.
.ΙΚΟΝΑΛΕΙ̣
ΟΝΝΝ̣Τ̣ΟΝΚΟ̣
Μ̣ΝΗΝΟΝΕΙ
ΚΝΥ

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

Dodecasyllabic. The seals of the future emperor Alexios I Komnenos listed below are related but are not exact parallels to this specimen, differing in the rendering of the iconography on the obverse and in the epigraphy.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3960
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3960
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3960
Diameter 30 mm
Condition Chipped and partially effaced on both sides.
Previous Editions

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