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Victorinus coins Roman Imperial catalog

Emperor Marcus Piavonius Victorinus (269-271)

The origin of Victorinus is unknown . During the formation of the "Gallic Empire" he was commander to Postumus and enthusiastically supported him.

The death of Postumus caught Victorinus away from events. He was under orders from the emperor to pursue a certain rebel. It was Victorinus, as prefect of the Praetorium, who was obliged to protect the emperor's life and he could also be his most likely successor. And since he was absent, the new emperor in 269 became Marius, known only for his strength and the same name as the Roman commander of the I century. This was somehow facilitated by Victorinus - the mother of Victorinus and a relative of Postumus. A few months later Mary was killed and Victorinus became emperor.

He was an expert in military affairs and enjoyed the authority of the soldiers. Victorinus was able to reconcile the military and the civilian population for a time. He sought to preserve the new empire by continuing the policy of Postumus, maintaining the Rhine Limes and defensive fortifications against the Germans.

Nevertheless, under him Spain (apparently its northern part) and the east of Narbonne Gaul were lost, which passed into the possession of the Roman Emperor Claudius of Gotha, although the latter did not wage war with the "Gallic Empire", as there were enough problems without it. Apparently, local rulers or communities were coming under the power of Rome, and the Gallic emperor had no power to prevent it.

Victorinus' character was not conducive to stability. He remained a spoiled offspring of a noble family, lekgomuschestvennye and fickle. He was fond of lavish festivities, and his appearance to the people resembled a spectacle.In the end, this and led to his death.

Atticianus, an actuary (food manager), took revenge on the emperor for his affair with his wife. This was relatively easy for him to do, as the legionaries had long been against the emperor. Attitian gathered a group of disgruntled men and Victorinus was assassinated in early 271 in Colonia Agrippina (Cologne).

After his death Victorinus was deified by his successor Tetricus, possibly under the influence of Victoria, who facilitated the election of Tetricus by bribing the army.



coin Roman Empire Victorinus antoninianus

Antoninianus 269-271
18 mm.
Draped bust in the armor andradiate crown right / Emperor Caesar Victorinus Pious Happy Augustus
Salus standing left, throw a snake at the altar / Salus of August
Value - $30-50





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