Jul. 3, 352

“Order” of Constantius Augustus and Julian Caesar to the Praetorian Prefect Thalassius [Roman Empire; Present-day Italy]: “In accordance with the venerable law which has been established, We command that if any person should (spit upon the venerable law and) be converted from Christianity to Judaism and should join their sacrilegious gatherings, when the accused has been proven [to be guilty], his property shall be vindicated to the ownership of the fisc.” [Researcher’s note: According to the original document, this laws was “Given on the fifth day before the nones of July at Milan in the year of the ninth consulship of Constantius Augustus and the second consulship of Julian Caesar,” which would technically be July 3, 357, according to the Gregorian calendar. However, Thalassius had died in 353 and Musonianus was the Praetorian Prefect in 357. Experts argue that this law should be dated at 352, “in the year of the fifth consulship of Constantius Augustus and the consulship of Constantius Caesar” (or possibly in 353, the year Thalassius died). Also, if Milan is to have been the place of issuance, it can be reconciled with 352 but not with 357.]
Pharr, Clyde: The Theodosian Code and Novels, and the Sirmondian Constitutes – A Translation with Commentary, Glossary, and Bibliography. (New Jersey; 2001); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 2/9/2018