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Provincia Byzacena

During his reign at the reign of the third century AD Emperor Diocletian ordered that the province of Provincia Africa Proconsularis be broken up into the three provinces of Africa Zeugitana, Africa Proconsularis and Africa Byzacena (c. AD 293–698). The province is located in the modern day nation of Tunisia

The new capital of this province was Hadrumetum whose governor ruled with the rank of consuralis. During the late period of the Roman Empire the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Byzacena was the second most important city after Carthage in Roman North Africa west of Provincia Aepypti and the Patriarch of Alexandria.

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