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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.618
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Gouged.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.9.

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 visible at left: ισ̅ : (ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded front on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four dots. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7:30. Border of dots.

αλεΞ.....ποτ.κομνηνω

Ἀλεξ[ίῳ δεσ]πότ() [τῷ] Κομνηνῷ.

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The globus is uncommonly large.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.618
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Gouged.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.9.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.618
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Gouged.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.9.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1958.106.618
Diameter 31 mm
Condition Gouged.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.9.

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