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Alexios I Komnenos (1081–1118)

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing to front on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger (lightly imprinted) in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7:30. Border of dots.

αλ...ωδ...ο..........

Ἀλ[εξί]ῳ δ[εσπ]ό[τ(ῃ) τῷ Κομνηνῷ].

Obverse

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

Reverse

The emperor Alexios I bearded standing to front on a dais, wearing a crown and a loros. He holds a labarum in the right hand and a globus cruciger (lightly imprinted) in the left. Circular inscription, beginning at 7:30. Border of dots.

αλ...ωδ...ο..........

Ἀλ[εξί]ῳ δ[εσπ]ό[τ(ῃ) τῷ Κομνηνῷ].

Accession number BZS.1958.106.510 (formerly DO 58.106.510)
Diameter 24.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 88.36.

Translation

Ἀλεξί δεσπότ τῷ Κομνηνῷ

Alexios Komnenos, despotes.