was the highly ambitious and capable wife of Emperor . After the death of her husband she continued to exercise great influence in the governing of the Empire. She was responsible for inciting two failed rebellions against , first by her brother in 475 - 476 A.D and then by in 484 - 488 A.D. She died at the fortress of Cherris in 484 A.D.RL60348. Bronze AE 4,
In 467, Vandal pirates raided, sacked and enslaved the people living in Illyricum, the and other parts of . In 468, Leo spent 64,000 pounds of gold (more than a year's revenue and bringing Leo near to bankruptcy) to assemble a fleet of over 1,100 ships carrying 100,000 men. During peace negotiations the Vandal Genseric used fire ships, filled with brushwood and pots of oil, to destroy 700 imperial galleys 45 miles from . The defeated General escaped back to Constantinople where he was forced to seek sanctuary in the of Hagia Sophia to escape the wrath of the people. gave him an imperial pardon, but banished him for 3 years to Sintica ( ).RL62189. Bronze AE4,
RL60355. Copper AE4, cf.
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