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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4338
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Holed at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.15.

Obverse

Christ seated on a high-back throne, wearing a tunic and himation, raising his right hand in blessing and holding a book in his left. His feet rest on a dais. He has a nimbus cruciger. Sigla at left: ισ̅: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς [Χ(ριστό)ς]. Border of dots.

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded, standing on a dais. He wears a crown and a loros, an end of which is draped over his left wrist. He holds a labarum in his right hand and in his left a globus cruciger. The cross atop the globus cruciger is uncommonly tall. Circular inscription. Border of dots.

.......δεσποτ,τωκομ

[Ἀλεξίῳ] δεσπότ(ῃ) τῷ Κομ(νηνῷ)

Translation

Ἀλεξίῳ δεσπότῃ τῷ Κομνηνῷ.

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.

Commentary

The arms of Christ's nimbus do not appear to contain any decoration.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4338
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Holed at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.15.

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4338
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Holed at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.15.

Notes

Accession number BZS.1955.1.4338
Diameter 32 mm
Condition Holed at top
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.15.

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