Junius Bassus

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Iunius Bassus signo Theotecnius (June 317 – 25 August 359) was an ancient Roman politician. The son of the praetorian prefect Junius Annius Bassus, he was vir clarissimus and vicarius of Rome as well as praefectus urbi from 25 March to 25 August 359.

The important Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus shows him to have been a Christian.[1][2]


  1. ^ Allen, Farber. "Dr". http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/. Retrieved 4 March 2014. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Elizabeth Struthers Malbon (14 July 2014). The Iconography of the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus: Neofitus Iit Ad Deum. Princeton University Press. pp. 134–. ISBN 978-1-4008-6130-9.