1056 15 August 1118note that some sources list his date of birth as 1048, was Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118, and the founder of the Komnenian dynasty. Inheriting a collapsing empire and faced with constant warfare during his reign against both the Seljuk Turks in Asia Minor and the Normans in the western Balkans , Alexios was able to halt the Byzantine decline and begin the military, financial, and territorial recovery known as the " Komnenian restoration ". His appeals to Western Europe for help against the Turks were also the catalyst that triggered the Crusades. The item "ALEXIUS I Comnenus 1081AD Silver Ancient BYZANTINE Coin CHRIST i22670" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2014. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)".The seller is "highrating_lowprice" and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.