Volusianus

Reece Period attributed: Period 12

Obverse image of a coin of Volusianus

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: SWYOR-B7971E
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A copper-alloy Roman Radiate of Volusian …
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Record: PUBLIC-6CF282
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman radiate, probably of Volus…
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Record: BM-8A8C98
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A silver Roman radiate of Volusian (AD 25…
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Record: NLM-0E5BF7
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Description: A copper-alloy Roman radiate of Volusian …
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  • Preferred label: Volusianus
  • Full names:
    • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
    • Predecessor: Decius, Herennius Etruscus
    • Successor: Aemilianus
    • Definition: Gaius Vibius Volusianus (died August 253) was a Roman emperor from November 251 to August 253, ruling with his father Trebonianus Gallus. After Emperor Decius and his son and co-ruler Herennius Etruscus died in battle in June 251, Trebonianus Gallus was elected emperor in the field by the legion. Gallus raised Hostilian, the younger son of Decius, to augustus (co-emperor) and elevated Volusianus to caesar. After the death of Hostilian in November 251, Volusianus was raised to augustus. The short reign of 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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