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Coin of Theodahad.
Another coin of Theodahad (534-536), minted in Rome. He wears the barbaric moustache.

Theodahad (born c. 480[1] – died 536) was the King of the Ostrogoths from 534 to 536 and a nephew of Theodoric the Great through his sister[2]. He might have arrived in Italy with Theodoric and was an elderly man at the time of his succession. He arrested Amalaswintha, queen of the Ostrogoths from 526 to 534, and imprisoned her on an island in Lake Bolsena[3].

Witiges ordered him killed, and succeeded him as king.


  1. ^ (German) THEODAHADUS, Flavius, König der Ostgoten 534-536, Wolfgang Kuhoff, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, 1996
  2. ^ Jordanes names Amalfridam germanam suam [Theoderici] as the mother of Theodehadi qui postea rex fuit
  3. ^ Jordanes, LIX, p. 51, and Herwig Wolfram (1998), p. 338

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Preceded by
King of the Ostrogoths
Succeeded by

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