Coins of Volusianus

Roman Emperor (AD 251-253)

Gaius Vibius Volusianus was the son of emperor Trebonianus Gallus and empress Afinia Gemina Baebiana. His father made him co-emperor in AD 251, after the death of the previous emperor’s son had cleared the way. However, Volusianus was killed with his father by their own troops in AD 253, as the army had declared Aemilianus the new emperor.

AE Sestertius, Rome
AD 253

Obverse:
Laureate head of Volusian facing r. encircled by IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG

Reverse:
Emperor standing l. holding branch and short transverse sceptre; encircled by P M TR <P> IIII COS II. S C to l. and r. in field.