Is there a name for the chord 1-2-4?

For instance, it's appearing in Schubert's Sonata D959 in the second bar: A-B-D.

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    An inversion of Bm7? – ex nihilo Oct 1 '17 at 0:46

The measure in question:

Schubert D959 beginning

B minor 7th. It's lacking the 5th (F♯), but that's okay, the 5th doesn't add much color. If you add it in to the right hand, you'll notice that it doesn't change the sound much.

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