Septimius Acindynus

For the Byzantine theologian, see Gregory Acindynus.

Septimius Acindynus was a Roman consul with Valerius Proculus in 340 AD. He was governor of Antioch when, a man being ordered by him to pay a pound of gold into the public treasury, was unable to comply, and was put into prison. To release him, with his own sanction, his wife "listened to the persuasions" of a rich man; but the rich man had filled her purse with earth instead of gold. He revealed his fraud to Acindynus. Condemning himself for a rigor which had led to the crime, Acindynus paid the gold himself, and gave the woman the field from which the earth had been brought.[1]


  1. Rose, Hugh James (1857). A New General Biographical Dictionary, London: B. Fellowes et al.
Political offices
Preceded by
Imp. Caesar Fl. Iulius Constantius Augustus II and Imp. Caesar Fl. Iulius Constans Augustus
Consul of the Roman Empire
consul with Lucius Aradius Valerius Proculus
Succeeded by
Antonius Marcellinus and Petronius Probinus
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