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Basil Kamytzes, spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou (eleventh century, first half)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre. Inscription: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,Θ̅,
σηλ,σπ
θ,ροκν
επ,τγκ
λντκ
μ

Κύριε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τ Καμύτζ

Obverse

Bust of St. Michael holding a sceptre. Inscription: μ|ιχ|α : Μιχαήλ. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines. Border of dots.

κε̅,Θ̅,
σηλ,σπ
θ,ροκν
επ,τγκ
λντκ
μ

Κύριε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τ Καμύτζ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2218
Diameter 24.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βασηλείῳ σπαθαροκανδιδάτῳ ἐπὶ τοῦ Χρυσοτρικλίνου τῷ Καμύτζῃ.

Lord, help Basil Kamytzes, spatharokandidatos epi tou Chrysotriklinou.

Commentary

See Andreas Gkoutzioukostas and Alexandra-Kyriaki Wassiliou-Seibt, "The origin and the members of the Kamytzes family: A contribution to Byzantine prosopography," DOP 72 (2018), 179, who suggest a different reading of the family name, the admittedly uncertain Kanaboutzes.