VICTORINUS, Gallic Empire
AE Antoninianus. 2.89g, 21.9mm
MINTED: Trier mint, AD 269-270
REF: RIC V 118; AGK 14b; Cohen 79
OBVERSE: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REVERSE: PA-X A-VG, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre; V in left field, star in right.
Very Fine. Dark brown patina. Reverse slightly off-center, but obverse well-centered and no devices or legend lost on either side. Nice for the price!
Victorinus was a short-lived ruler of the Romano-Gallic Empire who succeeded another short-lived emperor, Marius. Victorinus spent many months of his reign struggling to regain territory in south-east Gaul that had been lost to an army sent by the Roman emperor, Claudius Gothicus. Upon returning to his base at Cologne after successfully beseiging the city of Autun, Victorinus was murdered by one of his own officers whose wife Victorinus had apparently seduced.
VICTORINUS, Usurper . AD 269-271 . Antoninianus . "Pax"
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