John II Komnenos (1118–1143)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1958.106.485 (formerly DO 58.106.485)
DO Seals 6, no. 91.2.
- 33 mm
- Cracked; corroded.
A bearded Christ seated on a high-back throne, holding a book in the left hand. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla at left and right: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)[ς]. Border of dots.
John II standing, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds in the right hand (a labarum?) and a globus cruciger in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7 o’clock, visible at left. Border of dots.
Ἰω(άννῃ) δ[εσ]πότ(ῃ) τῷ [πορφυρογεννήτῳ]?
Ἰωάννῃ δεσπότῃ τῷ πορφυρογεννήτῳ
John porphyogennetos, despotes.