Reece Period attributed: Period 12

Obverse image of a coin of Jotapianus

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 248 until 249.

Marcus Fulvius Rufus Jotapianus claimed to descend from Alexander the Great and was proclaimed emperor by his army in Syria. He stirred up revolt against Rome in Syria and Cappadocia, but was killed by his own soldiers.

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  • Preferred label: Jotapianus
  • Full names:
    • Jotapian
  • Title: Usurper of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Philip the Arab
  • Successor: Philip the Arab
  • Definition: Marcus F. Ru. Jotapianus (died c. 249) or Jotapian, also known as Iotapianus or Iotapian, was a usurper in the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire during the reign of Emperor Philip the Arab, around 249. Jotapianus is known from his rare coins and from accounts in Aurelius Victor (Caesares xxix.2), Zosimus (i.20.2 and i.21.2), and Polemius Silvius (Laterculus).
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