ca. 138

[Possible/Probable] “Restriction on Circumcision” edict issued by Roman Emperor Antonius Pius [Roman Empire; Present-day Italy] [Provisional]: “Jews are permitted to circumcise only their sons (circumcidere Judaeis filios suos tantum) on the authority of a rescript of the Divine Pius; if anyone shall commit it on one who is not of the same [Jewish] religion, he shall suffer the punishment of a castrator.” [Researcher’s note: The original manuscript and the date of this edict have been lost. A copy of a reprint can be found in Herennius Modestinus “Modestinus libro sexto regularim” (Modestinus Sixth Law Book) who was considered one of the last great jurists of the classic age of Roman law.]
Modestinus, Herennius: “Modestinus libro sexto regularium” (The Rules of Modestinus); Schäfter, Peter: Judeophobia: Attitudes Toward the Jews in the Ancient World; (Harvard, 1997); p 104; Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 11/25/2016