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Constantine X Doukas (1059-67)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4324 (formerly DO 55.1.4324)
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.3.

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. 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 with a cross and pendilia and a loros, one end of which is draped over the left wrist. He holds a labarum in the right hand and an akakia in the left. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.....ασιλευσρωμαιωνοδκ,

[Κων(σταντῖνος) β]ασιλεὺς Ῥωμαίων Δούκ(ας).

Translation

Κωνσταντῖνος βασιλεὺς Ῥωμαίων Δούκας.

Constantine Doukas, basileus of the Romans.

Commentary

One can discern on the labarum a decoration consisting of a cross with a pellet in each quarter.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4324 (formerly DO 55.1.4324)
Diameter 31 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 77.3.