Reigned: A.D. 251-253

Volusianus (LatinImperator Caesar Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus; died August 253), also known as Volusian, was a Roman Emperor from November 251 to August 253. His father, Trebonianus Gallus, became Roman Emperor after being elected in the field by the legion, following the deaths of the previous co-emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus. Trebonianus Gallus raised Hostilian, the son of Decius, to augustus, making him his co-emperor in June 251. Volusianus was elevated to caesar in the same month. After the death, or murder, of Hostilian in November 251, Volusianus was raised to augustus, co-ruling with his father. The short reign of Trebonianus Gallus and Volusianus was notable for the outbreak of a plague, which is said by some to be the reason for Hostilian's death, the invasion of the Sasanian Empire, and the raids of the Goths. Volusianus was killed alongside his father in August 253 by their own soldiers, who were terrified of the forces of the usurper Aemilian which were marching towards Rome.(Source: Wikipedia)

Volusian ant.

Antoninianus (22mm, 4.7 g) Struck A.D. 251-253 Rome

Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG Radiate, draped bust right

Rev: PAX AVGG, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre, star in right field

RIC 180 RSC 71




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