Reigned: 251-253 A.D.

GAIVS VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS was born in Italy about 206. He was Governor of Moesia in 250 when the Goths invaded. The Emperor Trajan Decius came to his assistance but was killed by Goths in July, 251. Gallus was declared co-Emperor with Decius' son Hostilian, who died four months later (Gallus' son Volusian then became co-Augustus). Gallus returned to Rome and sat for two years while enemies assaulted the Empire from the north and east. The legions of Aemilian, the new Governor of Moesia, declared Aemilian Augustus, and Gallus and Volusian were slain by their own men in July, 253. (Excerpt from MONETA, from


AE Antoninianus (20mm 2.5g) Struck 251-253 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLUS AVG Radiate and draped bust right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVGG Aeternitas standing left holding phoenix on globe, left hand raising skirt (the hussy!!)

RIC 30


AR Antoninianus (22mm, 2.82g) Struck 251-253 A.D. Mediolanum(Milan)

Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right

Rev: IVNO MARTIALIS Juno seated left holding ears of corn and scepter

RIC 69



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