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Roman Empire

Ruler: Volusian as Augustus
Reigned: Caesar 251 AD: Augustus 251- 253 AD
Denomination: AR Antoninianus
Mint: Rome
Date of Issue: 252 AD
Obverse: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. "IMP. CAE. C. VIB. VOLVSIANO AVG."
Reverse: Juno seated facing within a circular distyle temple shrine with a domed roof. "IVNONI MARTIALI" [1]
Reference: RCVM 9750, RIC IV iii 172, RSC 43
Weight: 3.8 gms
Diameter: 21.7 mm
Comment: [1] = The precise location of this shrine is unknown, though a likely candidate would be in the Campius Martius where there were three temples dedicated to Juno. Another candidate is the Campius Martialis, a small area at the foot of the Caelian Hill situated close to the Porta Caelimontana in the Servian Wall.

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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