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Constantine X Doukas (1065-67)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.416 (formerly DO 47.2.416)
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Half missing. Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 78.5.

Obverse

Christ Emmanuel seated on a lyre-backed throne, wearing a tunic and himation and holding the right hand in blessing. Sigla visible at left: (ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Remains of a circular inscription at left. Border of dots.

ΕΜΜΑ.....

Ἐμμα[νουήλ].

Reverse

Two figures: at left, the emperor Constantine X standing, wearing a loros and holding the right hand before his chest and a globus cruciger in the left hand; and at right, the Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, the right hand uplifted and touching the emperor’s crown in blessing. She seems to be holding a bust of Christ on her right arm. No sigla visible. Remains of a circular inscription at right.

......ΣΛΟδκασ

[Κων(σταντῖνος) βα]σ(ι)λ(εὺς) Δούκας.

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλεὺς Δούκας.

Constantine Doukas, basileus.

Accession number BZS.1947.2.416 (formerly DO 47.2.416)
Diameter 33 mm
Condition Half missing. Overstruck.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 78.5.