Hostilian

Reece Period attributed: Period 12

Obverse image of a coin of Hostilian

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 251 until 251.

Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus was Trajan Decius’ younger son. He became Caesar in 251, and survived his father and brother. Decius’ successor, Trebonianus Gallus, adopted Hostilian and raised him to Augustus, but Hostilian died after a very short period of joint rule when he contracted the Plague.

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Record: ASHM-D8A016
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman radiate of Hostilian (AD 25…
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Record: CAM-FE687D
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An incomplete silvered radiate of Hostili…
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Record: BM-0508F6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman radiate of Hostilian (AD 25…
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Record: NARC-02EC07
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A base silver Roman radiate of Hostilian a…
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  • Preferred label: Hostilian
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  • Predecessor: Decius, Herennius Etruscus
  • Successor: Volusianus, Trebonianus Gallus
  • Definition: Hostilian (Latin: Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus; died November 251) was Roman emperor from July to November 251. Hostilian was born to Decius and Herennia Etruscilla at an unknown date and elevated to Caesar in May 251 by Decius, the same month as his older brother, Herennius Etruscus, was raised to co-emperor. After Decius and Herennius Etruscus were killed at the Battle of Abritus, an ambush by the Goths, Trebonianus Gallus was proclaimed emperor by the legions. Almost immediately, he elevated Hostilian to co-emperor and his son, Volusianus, to Caesar. Hostilian died in November 251, either due to plague or being murdered by Trebonianus Gallus.
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