Justinian II

Justinian II

Byzantine Emperor Justinian II was called "the slit-nosed". After he was deposed in 695 A.D., his nose was cut off, to prevent him from seeking the throne again. Tradition prevented mutilated people from Imperial rule. He replaced his nose with a solid golden prosthesis, and in 705 A.D. retook the throne.

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