Argyros

Argyros ( _gr. άργυρος) is Greek for silver. It was the name of a prominent Eastern Roman family (also referred to as Argyrus in Western scholarship). They produced one Emperor, Romanos III, as well as other notables, including Pothos Argyros, Catepan of Italy.

Notable people with the surname Argyros:
*George Argyros (born 1937), Greek-American ambassador and businessman
*Billy Argyros, Greek-Australian professional poker player
*The fictional character Basil Argyros

Argyros was also in use as a given name, and was born by, among others, Argyrus, a Lombard warrior who also served as Catepan of Italy.


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