Roman Empress Aelia Eudocia of Constantinople/Istanbul (AD 421-460)

Aelia Eudocia was the wife of Theodosius II and ruled as empress for 29 years, from 421 to 450. She wore royal purple, demonstrating her imperial rank, and her image was put on Roman coins. Unlike empress Flaccilla and empress Eudoxia, she was a strong advocate for Monophysite Christianity.