Chrysaphius was a eunuch, chief minister at the court of Theodosius II, the Eastern emperor, He is mentioned as gaining over his master and the empress Eudoxia to the party of Eutyches. After the death of Theodosius, A.D. 450, he was disgraced, banished to an island, and put to death at the instance of the empress Pulcheria. It is thought that through the influence of Chrysaphius, Eutyches obtained a letter from Theodosius to Leo the Great, exhorting him to peace. Chrysaphius and Eudoxia also supported Dioscorus in his desire that Theodosius would summon the Eutychian Council of Ephesus (Theodoret, Epist. 124; 125).