Anicius Auchenius Bassus (consul 431)
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Anicius Auchenius Bassus Consul 431

Flavius Anicius Auchenius Bassus (fl. 425-435) was a high official of the Western Roman Empire. He was appointed as consul by the Western court with Antiochus Chuzon as a colleague.[1] In 435 he held for the second time the office of praetorian prefect of Italy.


Bassus belonged to the noble gens Anicia; his father was the Anicius Auchenius Bassus who was consul in 408.

In 425 he held the rank of comes rerum privatarum at the Western court;[2] the following year was praetorian prefect, perhaps of Italy.[3]

He made accusations against Pope Sixtus III; when Emperor Valentinian III learned of these accusations, he ordered a synod to be convoked, at which the accusations were investigated and the Pope cleared by 56 bishops.[4]


  1. ^ CIL X, 7178; CIL III, 9516
  2. ^ Codex Theodosianus xvi 5.64a, given at Aquileia on 6 August 425; Codex Theodosianus xvi 2.47a, given at Aquileia on 8 October 425.
  3. ^ Codex Theodosianus x 26.1a, given at Ravenna on 6 March 426; Codex Theodosianus iv 10.3a, given at Ravenna on 30 March 426; Codex Theodosianus xvi 7.7a, given at Ravenna on 7 April 426; Codex Theodosianus xvi 8.28a, given at Ravenna on 8 April 426.
  4. ^ Raymond Davis, translator, The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis) (Liverpool: University Press, 1989), p. 35


  • John Robert Martindale, Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Morris, "Fl. Anicius Auchenius Bassus 8", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-521-20159-4, pp. 220-221.

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