Volusianus

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 Volusianus was the son of Trebonianus Gallus. Upon his father’s accession in 251, Volusian was given the title of Caesar. When Hostilian died, Volusian became Augustus and ruled jointly with his father. He died in 253, murdered with his father by soldiers of Aemilian.

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Record: PUBLIC-6CF282
Object type: COIN
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Description: A silver Roman radiate, probably of Volusi…
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Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman radiate of Volusian (AD 251…
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Description: A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Volusian (…
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  • Preferred label: Volusianus
  • Full names:
    • Volusianus
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Decius, Herennius Etruscus
  • Successor: Aemilianus
  • Definition: Volusianus (Gaius Vibius Volusianus; died August 253) was a Roman emperor from November 251 to August 253. His father, Trebonianus Gallus, became emperor after being elected in the field by the legion, following the deaths of the previous co-emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus. Trebonianus Gallus raised Hostilian, the son of Decius, to augustus, making him his co-emperor in June 251. Volusianus was elevated to caesar in the same month. After the death, or murder, of Hostilian in November 251, Volusianus was raised to augustus, co-ruling with his father. The short reign of Trebonianus Gallus and Volusianus was notable for the outbreak of a plague, which is said by some to be the reason for Hostilian's death, the invasion of the Sasanian Empire, and the raids of the Goths. Volusianus was killed alongside his father in August 253 by their own soldiers, who were terrified of the forces of the usurper Aemilian which were marching towards Rome.
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  • Death place: Terni
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