AE Antoninianus. 2.8g, 20.9mm
MINTED: Rome mint, end AD 270
REF: RIC 35; RIC New Online temp #1132
OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding shield which rests on ground in right hand and spear in left hand.
Very Fine. Well-centered for Quintillus. Colourful and interesting blue-green patina.
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 . "Virtus"
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