Trebonianus Gallus

Reece Period attributed: Period 12

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Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 251 until 253.

Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus was born ca. 206. He had served as senator, consul, and governor; he also served under Decius in the Danube wars.

Upon the death of Trajan Decius, Gallus became emperor and adopted Decius’ surviving son Hostilian, whom he also made co-emperor. The two emperors went back to Rome, where Hostilian died of the Plague and Gallus raised his son Volusianus to the rank of emperor. The Roman people respected Gallus for his efforts to provide proper burial to all Plague victims, but the emperor faced military trouble on the northern and eastern frontiers. In Upper Moesia, Aemilius Aemilianus was proclaimed emperor by his legions and began to march on Rome.

Gallus and his son tried to meet Aemilianus’ troops and met them 50 miles north of Rome. Soldiers murdered the emperor and his son in August 253.

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