Aemilianus

Reece Period attributed: Period 12

Obverse image of a coin of Aemilianus

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 253 until 253.

Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus was born in 207. He came from Jerba and was a senator; he was acclaimed emperor in Upper Moesia and marched towards Rome. On the way, his soldiers murdered Gallus and Volusian, who tried to stop the advance.

Aemilian had the support of the Senate but not the army. He had entrusted Valerian with raising troops for a campaign on the Danube, but instead Valerian proclaimed himself emperor and used the troops to march on Rome. Aemilian died at the hands of his own men near Spoleto after 88 days of rule.

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Record: SUR-465E80
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Record: NCL-8F5344
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Radiate of Aemilian (253 AD).
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  • Preferred label: Aemilianus
  • Full names:
    • Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus (from birth to accession);
    • Aemilianus
    • Caesar Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus Augustus (as emperor)
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  • Predecessor: Volusianus, Trebonianus Gallus
  • Successor: Valerian (emperor)
  • Definition: Aemilianus (Latin: Marcus Aemilius Aemilianus Augustus; c. 207/213 – 253), also known as Aemilian, was Roman Emperor for three months in 253. Commander of the Moesian troops, he obtained an important victory against the invading Goths and was, for this reason, acclaimed Emperor by his army. He then moved quickly to Italy, where he defeated Emperor Trebonianus Gallus, only to be killed by his own men when another general, Valerian, proclaimed himself Emperor and moved against Aemilian with a larger army.
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  • Birth place: Girba, Africa (Roman province)
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    • List of Roman Emperors
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