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Abram, "man" of the emperor (tenth/eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of a military saint holding a spear. Illegible traces of epigraphy at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ρ
Μ̣ΝΘΡΟ
Π̣.Τ̣̣
ΣΙΛΕΟ
Σ

Ἀβρὰμ ἄνθροπ[ο(ς)] τοῦ βασιλέος

Obverse

Bust of a military saint holding a spear. Illegible traces of epigraphy at right. Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Border of dots.

̣Ρ
Μ̣ΝΘΡΟ
Π̣.Τ̣̣
ΣΙΛΕΟ
Σ

Ἀβρὰμ ἄνθροπ[ο(ς)] τοῦ βασιλέος

Accession number BZS.1955.1.2180
Diameter 19.0 mm
Condition Weakly imprinted.

Translation

Ἀβρὰμ ἄνθροπος τοῦ βασιλέος.

Abram, "man" of the emperor.

Commentary

The case ending of ἄνθρωπος on the reverse inscription is difficult to determine; nominative or genitive seem most plausible grammatically but there appears to only be room for one character after the pi.