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iolkia:
Hi,

Yes, given our hypothesis is correct. I ruled out the title of bishop because he couldn't be a "man of the emperor". But on the other hand, I can't find an episkeptites who is also a man of the emperor either. I wish I had more books and catalogues...

Regards,
Iolkia

Macerata1:
I have the same issue with books/catalogues…

Although I’m still not sure of the transcription of what precedes BAC’ΛEW, as this person was an episkeptites I think that the first lines can be revised to

+θΚΕR
IW EΠICK
T ΑΜΙCOV S

Regards.

Panathas:
The E in the S/EW is not that clear. Could we be dealing with an abbreviation of ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩ? Of the respected emperor?

Pete

Macerata1:
Thanks Pete - I suppose it’s definitely possible; as you say that part of the inscription isn’t very clear.

Gert:
I don't think that reading is possible. 1) The last 4 letters of [RA]C’ΛΕ/W, are pretty certain.2) if you would be correct, a genitive is expected which would be CERACTOV, not dative CERACTW; 3) sebastos is no longer an imperial title by this time. 'Men' of the emperor refer to him as basileus or despotes.
Regards
Gert

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