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Niketas proedros and pinkernes (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


κε,.
τσδ̣̣
λ̣νικ.
τα

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ Νικ[ή]τᾳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


προε
δρκαι
οινοχο


προέδρῳ καὶ οἰνοχόῳ

Obverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


κε,.
τσδ̣̣
λ̣νικ.
τα

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)[θ(ει)] τῷ σῷ Νικ[ή]τᾳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, a cross above. Border of dots.


προε
δρκαι
οινοχο


προέδρῳ καὶ οἰνοχόῳ

Accession number BZS.1958.106.896
Diameter 24.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Νικήτᾳ προέδρῳ καὶ οἰνοχόῳ.

Mother of God, help your servant Niketas, proedros and cup-bearer.

Commentary

We take the term οἰνοχόος as a synonym for πιγκέρνης, the official (usually a eunuch) who functioned as the emperor's "cup-bearer."