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Anonymous (eleventh century, second half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Christ, blessing with his right hand at his side and holding a gospel book in his left. Sigla: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸς). Border of dots.

Reverse

The Virgin orans. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Obverse

Bust of Christ, blessing with his right hand at his side and holding a gospel book in his left. Sigla: ΙΣ̅ΧΣ̅ : Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστὸς). Border of dots.

Reverse

The Virgin orans. Sigla: ̣̅ΘΥ̅ : Μή(τη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ. Border of dots.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4126
Diameter 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 7, no. 1.5.

Commentary

Christ’s portrait recalls those fond on coins of Michael VI (1056-1057) through Alexios I Komnenos' pre-reform coinage (1081-1092) (See DOC 3:2, 798-840, pls. 66-70 and DOC 4:1, 202-214 and 4:2, pls. 1 and 2).