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Name:  Isaac I Komnenos
Brief biography:  Byzantine Emperor 1057-1059.
Nationality:  Byzantine
Occupation:  Emperor
Period of rule:  1057-1059
Date of death:  1060
Place of death:  Istanbul

Isaac came to power in a coup against Michael VI in 1057. In a rare discussion of coin iconography in Byzantine texts, Michael Attaleiates criticised Isaac for his brazenness in being displayed with a drawn sword on his nomismata. Isaac retired to the monastery of Stoudios in Constantinople in 1059, leaving power to the magnate Constantine X Doukas.

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