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John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.615 (formerly DO 58.106.615)

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.8.

Details

Diameter:
26 mm
Condition:
Blank too small small for dies.

Obverse

John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

Faint outline of Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation. One can see that he holds a book, possibly open, in the left hand. His feet rest on a dais. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

Reverse

John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

An emperor (John II?) standing on a dais, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over the left wrist and is decorated with four pellets. He holds in the left hand a large globus. Remains of a circular inscription at right. No epigraphy visible. Border of dots.

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Commentary

The use of the dative case is unusual as there is no invocation accompanying the inscription. For coins of John II with a similar dative inscription see DOC 4.1: no. 12a.

 

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