Andrew Ian Dodge has given us a Newly Minted Carnival of the Vanities, the 359th of the series.

For some reason, this makes me think of Junius Bassius, prefect of the city of Rome, who converted to Christianity very late in life — on his deathbed, some say. The inscriptions on his newly-minted sarcophagus were clear about the conversion, perhaps less so about the actual date, though we do know he died in 359.

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