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Roman Empire

Ruler: Volusian as Augustus
Reigned: Caesar 251 AD: Augustus 251- 253 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Uncertain
Date of Issue: 252 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. "IMP. C.C. VIB. VOLVSIANVS AVG."
Reverse: Felicitas standing left. "FELICITAS PVBL."[1]
Reference: RCVM 9746, RSC 32, RIC 205
Weight: 3.4 gms
Diameter: 21.6 mm
Comment: [1] = "FELICITAS PVBLICA" = Prosperity of the State

VOLUSIAN (C. Vibius Afinius Gallus Vendumnianus Volusianus)

  • Volusianus was the son of Trebonianus Gallus and was given the rank of Caesar at the time of his father's accession in June 251 together with Trajan Decius's younger son, Hostilian.
  • On the death of Hostilian in July, he was immediately created Augustus and ruled jointly with his father.
  • In 253, when Aemilianus was proclaimed emperor, Gallus and Volusianus rushed to meet him but were murdered by their own troops at Interamna (modern Terni).

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