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.
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"
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