Suniefred

Suniefred (fl. c. 700) was a Visigothic nobleman who rebelled during the reign of Egica and briefly ruled as king from Toledo.

A single coin that is related stylistically to those of the sole reign of Egica indicates that a king of the name of SVNIEFREDVS seized power in Toledo at some point in these years, and for long enough to have the mint start issuing in his name.[1]

Suniefred is probably the same person as the "chief cupbearer and duke" of the same name in the canons of the Thirteenth Council of Toledo (683).[2]

SourcesEdit

  • Thompson, E. A. The Goths in Spain. Clarendon Press, 1969.
  • Collins, Roger. Visigothic Spain, 409–711. Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
  • Livermore, Harold. Twilight of the Goths. Intellect Books, 2006.
  • Montenegro, Julia; Castillo, Arcadio del. "Theodemir's Victory over the Byzantines in the Joint Reign of Egica and Witiza: A reference by the Chronicle of 754". Byzantion, 74, 2 (2004), pp. 403–415.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Visigothic Spain, 107.
  2. ^ Thompson, The Goths in Spain, 244: "Sunifredus, comes scanciarum et dux".

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