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Decius Paulinus

Decius Paulinus (floruit 534 AD) was a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire.


  • Family 1
  • Consulate 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


Paulinus was a member of the Decia gens, the son of Basilius Venantius (consul in 508), and the brother of Decius (consul in 529). According to Alan Cameron and Diane Schauer, Paulinus had at least one other brother who was appointed to the consulate.[1]


In September 533, Paulinus became the last consul to be designated by a barbarian king, Athalaric.[2] He served as Consul Ordinarius in 534 with the Emperor Justinian I (c. 482 – 14 November 565), whose full title as consul was Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus.


  1. ^ Cameron and Schauer, Journal of Roman Studies"The Last Consul: Basilius and His Diptych", , 72 (1982), p. 128
  2. ^ Cassiodorus, Variae epistolae, IX, 22

Further reading

  • Martindale, John, "(Decius) Paulinus 1", Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 3, Cambridge University Press, 1992, p. 973.
Preceded by
Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus III,
III post consulatum Lampadii et Orestis (West)
Consul of the Roman Empire
534 AD
With: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus IV
Succeeded by
Flavius Belisarius,
Post consulatum Paulini (West)
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