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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 at left and right: σ̅χσ̅ : [(ησοῦ)]ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum (partially visible) in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Remains of a circular inscription at left. No visible border.

...εΞ..δ . . .

[Ἀλ]εξ[ίῳ] δ[εσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ]


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 at left and right: σ̅χσ̅ : [(ησοῦ)]ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum (partially visible) in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Remains of a circular inscription at left. No visible border.

...εΞ..δ . . .

[Ἀλ]εξ[ίῳ] δ[εσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ]


Accession number BZS.1955.1.4346
Diameter 29.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.23.

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The shape of Christ’s dais is deformed.