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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Description: A silver Roman radiate of Volusian (AD 251…
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  • Preferred label: Volusianus
  • Full names:
    • Volusianus
    • Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire
  • Predecessor: Herennius Etruscus, Decius
  • Successor: Aemilian
  • Definition: Volusianus (Latin: Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus; died August 253), also known as Volusian, was a Roman Emperor from 251 to 253. He was son to Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus by his wife Afinia Gemina Baebiana. He is known to have had a sister, Vibia Galla. The death of Decius in early June 251 led to Trebonianus Gallus' elevation to the throne. Gallus adopted Decius' son Hostilian and made him co-ruler. Volusianus was named Caesar and Princeps Juventutis. Later in 251 Hostilian died of the plague and Volusianus replaced him as Augustus and co-ruler. Father and son were both killed in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna.
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