- Augustus of Imperium Romanum from 251 to 253
Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus was a Roman Emperor from 251 to 253. He was son to emperor Trebonianus Gallus by his wife Afinia Gemina Baebiana.
The death of Decius in early June 251 led to Trebonianus Gallus' elevation to the throne. Gallus adopted Decius' son Hostilian and made him co-ruler. Volusianus was named Caesar and Princeps Juventutis. Later in 251 Hostilian died of the plague and Volusianus replaced him as Augustus and co-ruler.
Father and son were both killed in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna.
Emperor Volusian of the Roman Empire
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus right from behind confronting radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian left; AΥTOK K Γ OYIB TΡEB ΓAΛΛOΣ CAI OΥOΛOΥCIA_NOC CEB·
facing, seated statue of Tyche in tetrastyle temple with arched central bay; ram right, above; river-god swimming right, below; ANTIOXEΩN__ MHTΡO KOΛΩN / Δ_E / S C
Ref: BMC Galatia 656 var. (obverse legen...
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right AYTOK K Γ AΦIN ΓAΛ OYENΔ OYOΛOYCCIANOC CEB / ·
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak; ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC / A / S C
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; AV KE Γ OVIΔ OVEΛ OVOΛOVCCANOI
Tyche standing half left, holding rudder and cornucopia; ICINΔ_E_ΩN / AP_X·M
Ref: H. v. Aulock, Münzen und Städte Pis...
IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left; holding cornucopiae and patera
Α Κ Γ ΟΥ ΑΦ ΓΑΛ ΟΥΟΛΟΥϹΙΑΝΟΝ, Head of Volusian facing right, wearing laurel wreath
ΠƐΡΓΑΙΩΝ, Three-legged chest with folding doors, with three purses upon it
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG
Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield; VIRTVS AVGG
Ref: SRCV III 9776, RIC IV 206, RSC IV 1...