AR Antoninianus. 3.91g, 21.2mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 251-253
REF: RIC 172
OBVERSE: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed right.
REVERSE: IVNONI MARTIALI, round distyle temple, in which is seated Juno facing.
Very Fine/Almost Very Fine. Bright surfaces; slight porosity. Areas with green and red deposits.
Interesting architectural type depicting the Temple of Juno Martialis, promoting a cult dedicated to Juno as mother of the war god Mars. This type appears on coins of Trebonianus Gallus and his son, Volusian.
Volusian was the son and co-ruler of Trebonianus Gallus, who was proclaimed emperor in 251. In 253, they marched to put down the revolt of Aemilian, the governor of Moesia Superior and Pannonia. They had summoned the German legions under future emperor Valerian to support them, but before Valerian could arrive, Gallus's own soldiers turned against him and murdered both him and Volusian.
VOLUSIAN . AD 251-253 . AR Antoninianus . Temple of Juno Martialis
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