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John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.352 (formerly DO 47.2.352)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.7.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-backed throne, wearing a tunic and himation. He holds the right hand in blessing and a book in the left. His feet rest on a dais, the border of which is ornamented with pellets. Border of dots.

Reverse

John II standing on a dais, wearing a loros and holding in the right hand a labarum (only partially visible). Remains of a circular inscription at right. Border of dots.

. . . γενιτ . . .

[Ἰω(άννῃ) δεσπότ(ῃ) τῷ πορφυρο]γενίτ[ῳ].

Translation

Ἰωάννῃ δεσπότῃ τῷ πορφυρογενίτῳ.

John porphyrogennetos, despotes.

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.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.352 (formerly DO 47.2.352)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.7.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.352 (formerly DO 47.2.352)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Chipped and corroded.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.7.

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