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Philaretos Brachamios, taxiarches (mid eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+Κεr
οηθτ
σδ,Φιλ
αρετ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Φιλαρέτ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
κετα
ηαρχ
ητrρ
αχαμ
  

κε ταξηάρχῃ τῷ Βραχαμ(ίῳ)

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, followed by decoration. Border of dots.

+Κεr
οηθτ
σδ,Φιλ
αρετ
  

Κ(ύρι)ε βοήθ(ει) τῷ σῷ δ(ούλῳ) Φιλαρέτ(ῳ)

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, preceded and followed by decoration. Border of dots.

  
κετα
ηαρχ
ητrρ
αχαμ
  

κε ταξηάρχῃ τῷ Βραχαμ(ίῳ)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5670
Diameter 27.0 mm; field: 22.0 mm
Previous Editions

Cheynet, “Les Brachamioi,” under no. 13 (dates to 1050–60)

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Φιλαρέτῳ [. . .] κε ταξηάρχῃ τῷ Βραχαμίῳ.

Lord, help your servant Philaretos Brachamios, [. . .] and taxiarches.

Commentary

The κε on the reverse would have been preceded by a title, which the engraver has omitted.

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