A title in the Khazar Khaganate
. The term Baliqchi
means "Fisherman." In the Schechter Letter
, the Khazar warlord Pesakh
(who was active along the Strait of Kerch
) is described with this title. An earlier figure in Khazar
, was governor of Phanagoria
during Justinian II
's soujourn there in 705 CE. Whether Balgitzin is a personal name or a variant of the title Baliqchi is unclear.
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