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Joachim dioiketes of the commercial routes(?) (eighth/ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: σ̣|Δ̣̣λ̣: [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Thin wreath border.

κ̣ιμ
iΥκι
ονκομ
ρομον̣

[Ἰωα]κίμ διυκι[τῇ τ]ον κομ(μερκιαρίων) [δ]ρόμον

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the corners: σ̣|Δ̣̣λ̣: [τ]ῷ σῷ δούλῳ. Thin wreath border.

Reverse

Inscription of at least four lines. Thin wreath border.

κ̣ιμ
iΥκι
ονκομ
ρομον̣

[Ἰωα]κίμ διυκι[τῇ τ]ον κομ(μερκιαρίων) [δ]ρόμον

Accession number BZS.1947.2.2070
Condition Blank too small for die.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωακείμ διυκιτῇ τον κομμερκιαρίων δρόμον.

Mother of God, help your servant Joachim, dioiketes of the routes of the kommerkiarioi.

Commentary

The reading follows Laurent's reconsitution of the poorly preserved inscription and is by no means certain. If accepted, it would be the sole known reference to a dioiketes (or inspector) of the routes used by the kommerkiarioi.