AD 270

AE Antoninianus. 2.71g, 20.8mm

MINTED: Rome mint, AD 270
REF: RIC 29; Cohen 61; Sear 11450
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton and scepter; to left, globe at feet; S in exergue.


Ex George Spradling Collection


Almost Very Fine.


Historical Notes:

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 . "Providentia"

SKU: 1771
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