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John II Komnenos (1118–1143)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2782 (formerly Fogg 2782)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.5.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne (details indistinct). No visible border.

Reverse

John II standing, wearing a loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist. He holds in the right hand a labarum and a globus cruciger (weakly imprinted) in the left. Traces of a circular inscription at left. No visible border.

. . .σπο . . .

[Ἰω(άννῃ) δε]σπό[τ(ῃ) τῷ πορφυρογεννήτῳ]?

Translation

[Ἰωάννῃ δεσπότῃ τῷ πορφυρογεννήτῳ

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.1951.31.5.2782 (formerly Fogg 2782)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.5.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2782 (formerly Fogg 2782)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Blank too small for dies.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 91.5.

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