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Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

 
 

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: [(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

The emperor Constantine X bearded standing, wearing a crown and a loros, one end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

...........οδκ..

[Κων(σταντῖνος) βασιλεὺς] Δούκ[ας].

Obverse

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel, bearded, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing and a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger; each arm contains a decoration consisting of five pellets. Sigla at left and right: [(ησοῦ)ς] Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ

Ἐμμανουήλ.

Reverse

The emperor Constantine X bearded standing, wearing a crown and a loros, one end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand. Remains of a circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

...........οδκ..

[Κων(σταντῖνος) βασιλεὺς] Δούκ[ας].

Accession number BZS.1947.2.353 (formerly DO 47.2.353)
Diameter 26.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.9.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλεὺς Δούκας.

Constantine Doukas, basileus.

Commentary

For a similar seal see Seibt, Bleisiegel, no. 20 (ca. 1062-ca. 1064). The Vienna specimen depicts Christ and the emperor on the same smaller scale.