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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

(ἀκακία, lit. “guilelessness,” also ἀνεξικακία, “forbearance”), a cylindrical pouch of purple silk containing a handful of dust that the emperor carried in his right hand on ceremonial occasions; in his left he held a scepter, an orb, or a cross ornamented with precious stones (... ...

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