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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4346
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Worn.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.23.

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]


Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The shape of Christ’s dais is deformed.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4346
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Worn.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.23.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4346
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Worn.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.23.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4346
Diameter 29 mm
Condition Worn.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.23.

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