AE Antoninianus. 2.56g, 20.2mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 270
REF: RIC V 18; Sear 11440
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and vexillum; E in right field.
Almost Very Fine. Black patina, rough surfaces, some lack of metal. A budget Quintillus.
Quintillus was the brother of Claudius II, and was proclaimed emperor by the Senate when the latter succumbed to the plague in 270 after having ruled for less than a year and a half. Quintillus's reign proved to be even more short-lived, and he was dead within months of his acclamation, overthrown by Aurelian, Claudius's Magister equitum (leader of the armies).
QUINTILLUS . AD 270 . Antoninianus . "Fides" . Budget
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