Akakia

(Greek for "without guile" or "goodness"). Name given to a small bag of purple silk carried by the emperor in his right hand on ceremonial occasions. The dust inside was meant to encourage humility by reminding the emperor of his own mortality.

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  • Akakia — Emperador Bizantino Constantino VIII, con una akakia en el reverso de esta moneda. La Akakia ( en griego: ἀκακία) era un rollo de seda púrpura con polvo adentro, utilizada por los emperadores Bizantinos en las ceremonias la cual simbolizaba la… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • AKAKIA Martinus — vide Martinus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • AKAKIA, MARTIN —    physician of Francis I., born at Châlons sur Marne, his real name being Sans Malice; d. 1551 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Martin Akakia — (1500 1551) was a physician of King Francis I of France. He was born at Châlons en Champagne, his real name being Aquaqia. Persondata Name Akakia, Martin Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1500 …   Wikipedia

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