Florianus

Reece Period attributed: Period 14

Obverse image of a coin of Florianus

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 276 until 276.

Marcus Annius Florius succeeded Tacitus as emperor. He had been commander of the Praetorian Guard and was quickly recognized by the senate.

Florian quickly marched east to continue fighting the Heruli, and soon had them nearly defeated. However, the eastern commander Marcus Aurelius Probus was declared emperor by Egypt, Syria, and the other eastern provinces. Florian marched south to encounter Probus but his much-larger army was soon decimated by heat and disease. His soldiers lost their loyalty, and Probus’ men talked them into deposing Florian in favour of Probus. Florian was killed by his own troops, who erected a statue in his honour.

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  • Preferred label: Florianus
  • Full names:
    • Florianus
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  • Predecessor: Marcus Claudius Tacitus
  • Successor: Probus (emperor)
  • Definition: Florianus (Marcus Annius Florianus; died 276), also known as Florian, was Roman emperor in 276, from July to September. He was the maternal half-brother of his predecessor, Tacitus, who was proclaimed emperor in late 275, after the unexpected death of Emperor Aurelian. After Tacitus died in July 276, allegedly assassinated as a consequence of a military plot, Florianus proclaimed himself emperor, with the recognition of the Roman Senate and much of the empire. However, Florianus soon had to deal with the revolt of Probus, who rose up shortly after Florianus ascended the throne, with the backing of the provinces of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Phoenicia. Probus took advantage of the terrain of the Cilician Gates, and the hot climate of the area, to which Florianus' army was unaccustomed, to chip away at their morale. Because of this, in September 276, Florianus' army rose up against him and killed him.
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  • Death place: Tarsus, Mersin, Cilicia
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