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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 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.

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.

Accession number BZS.1958.106.618
Diameter 31.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.9.

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The globus is uncommonly large.