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Alexios Komnenos, sebastos and megas domestikos (eleventh century)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3961
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
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:Ο|Α|ΓΙ|ΟΣΔ|Η|ΜΗ|Τ.|.|., ἅγιος Δημήτριος. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription in six lines. Border of dots.


Σ̣ΕΑΣΤΟΝ
.ΔΗΟΜΕΣ
Ι̣ΚΟΝΑ̣ΛΕΙ
ΝΝΥΝΤΟ̣ΝΚΟ
ΜΝΗΝΟΝΔΕΙ
ΚΝΥ̣

Σεβαστὸν δη 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 not exact parallels to this specimen, differing in the rendering of the iconography on the obverse and in the epigraphy. The reverse is poorly struck, and the reading of the last line is difficult.

This seal and its parallels will date from the years 1078-1081, during the reign of Nikephoros III Botaneiates, when Alexios Komnenos is attested in the office of grand domestic and with the title of sebastos.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3961
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

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

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3961
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

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

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.3961
Diameter 28 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

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