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Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.353 (formerly DO 47.2.353)
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Crack along channel. Oxidation present.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.9.

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].

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.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.353 (formerly DO 47.2.353)
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Crack along channel. Oxidation present.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.9.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.353 (formerly DO 47.2.353)
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Crack along channel. Oxidation present.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.9.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1947.2.353 (formerly DO 47.2.353)
Diameter 26 mm
Condition Crack along channel. Oxidation present.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.9.

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