Florianus

Florianus 276 A.D.

Florian was the half-brother of Tacitus who became ever-so-briefly the sole Senate-ratified emperor. While Tacitus was still alive, he sent Florian with a large army off to confront Probus, self-proclaimed emperor. Probus outsmarted Florian on the battlefield and emerged triumphant. Together with Florian's former army, Probus then resumed his march towards Rome. AU Aureus RIC 21, Calico 4131, C 55 Aureus Obv: VIRTVSFLORIANIAVG - Laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield. Rev: PERPETVITATEAVG - Providentia standing left, leaning on column, holding globe and cradling...

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