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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.612 (formerly DO 58.106.612)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.5.

Details

Diameter:
31 mm
Field:
28 mm

Obverse

Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

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. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist and is decorated with five 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.

α........ποττωκομν,

[λεξίῳ δ(εσ)]πότ() τῷ Κομνην().

Translation

λεξίῳ δεσπότ τῷ Κομνην.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Audio

Commentary

Christ is depicted on this specimen with a small, round face.

 

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