Anonyma 15

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates704 (taq) / 704 (tpq)
PmbZ No.1624A
Textual SourcesNicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
Theophanes Confessor, Chronographia, ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1883-85, repr. Hildesheim/NewYork, 1980); tr. and comm. C. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997 (chronicle);
Zonaras = Ioannis Zonarae Epitome Historiarum, libri XIII-XVIII, ed. Th. Büttner-Wobst, (Bonn, 1897) (history)

Anonyma 15 was the daughter of the emperor Justinian II (Ioustinianos 1); in 704 he promised her hand in marriage to the Bulgar ruler Tervel 1 in return for assistance in regaining his throne: Theoph. AM 6196, Nic. Brev. de Boor 42, Mango 42, Zon. XIV 24. 15 (καὶ τὴν θυγατέρα αὐτῷ συζεῦξαι καθυποσχόμενος). She is not recorded again. If she was a daughter of Ioustinianos 1 and Theodora 1 she could have been no more than an infant in 704. Perhaps Anonyma 15 was Ioustinianos 1's child by a previous liaison or marriage; her mother may therefore have been Eudokia 8.

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