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Placidia was the younger daughter of the Emperor Valentinian III and his wife, Licinia Eudoxia.

The lady Placidia, along with her mother, Licinia Eudoxia, and her sister, Eudoxia, were carried away as captives of the Vandal King Gaiseric, in 455. They were held as captives at the Vandal capital of Carthage for quite some time. She, and her mother, were only released on the marriage of her younger sister to the Vandal prince, Huneric.

Upon her release from the Vandals, she made her way to her husband, Anicius Olybrius in Constantinople, and lived out her life as one of the most noble matrons of that city.

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