ca. 423 C.E.

Law issued by Theodosius II [Present-day Italy] [Provisional]: “After other matters: Let no Jew dare to purchase Christian slaves. For we consider it a crime for devout slaves to be polluted from being owned by impious masters. But if any Jew has done this, then he will at once be found guilty and condemned according to the established punishment.” [Editor’s note: Author’s footnote dates this law in 423 as Theodosian Code 16.9.5]
“The Persecution of the Jews in the Roman Empire (300-428).” James Everett Seaver. 1952, Page 73; Accessed online 8/2/2011