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Borilos proedros and grand primikerios of the ethnikoi (1078-1081)

 
 

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription visible at right: Δ|η|μι|τρ, : [ὁ ἅγιος] Δημίτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
οριλ,προ
ερκαι.
πρημικηρ̣
τνεθνι
 κ 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βορίλ(ῳ) προέδρῳ καὶ [μ(ε)γ(άλῳ)] πρημικηρ(ίῳ) τῶν ἐθνικ(ῶν)

Obverse

St. Demetrios standing, holding a spear and shield. Inscription visible at right: Δ|η|μι|τρ, : [ὁ ἅγιος] Δημίτρ(ιος). Border of dots.

Reverse

Inscription of six lines beginning with a cross. Border of dots.

κε̅,θ,
οριλ,προ
ερκαι.
πρημικηρ̣
τνεθνι
 κ 

Κ(ύρι)ε β(οή)θ(ει) Βορίλ(ῳ) προέδρῳ καὶ [μ(ε)γ(άλῳ)] πρημικηρ(ίῳ) τῶν ἐθνικ(ῶν)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1273
Diameter 21.0 mm
Previous Editions

Translation

Κύριε βοήθει Βορίλῳ προέδρῳ καὶ μεγάλῳ πρημικηρίῳ τῶν ἐθνικῶν.

Lord, help Borilos, proedros and grand primikerios of the ethnikoi.

Commentary

This is in all probability the Borilos reviled in Skylitzes continuatus as a henchman of the emperor Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078-1081).