Valerian

Mariniana ? – c.253 A.D

Wife of Valerian.   Antoninianus (Posthumous) RIC 3, C 2 Antoninianus Obv: DIVAEMARINIANAE - Diademed, veiled and draped bust right, on crescent Rev: CONSECRATIO - Peacock standing facing, head left, spreading plumage. $225 4/1/01. RIC 4, C 4 Antoninianus Obv: DIVAEMARINIANAE - Diademed, veiled and draped bust right, on crescent Rev: CONSECRATIO - Peacock standing, head right, spreading plumage. RIC 6, Göbl 220b, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: DIVAEMARINIANAE - Veiled head right. Rev: CONSECRATIO - Mariniana riding peacock flying right. AE Sestertius (Posthumous) RIC...

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Macrianus 261 A.D

  The story of Macrianus is intimately connected with that of his brother Quietus. The two were sons of Macrianus Sr. who was one of Valerian's highest-ranked generals. After Valerian was kidnapped by a Persian king whom he was seeing on business of discussing war settlements the elder Macrianus chased the Persians away and the soldiers offered him the post of Augustus. He, in turn, declined and bestowed the titles jointly upon Macrianus Jr. and Quietus. It was decided that Macrianus would now lead an expedition to depose Gallienus back in Rome while Quietus would stay in the east to secure...

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Aemilian 253 A.D.

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. This old cliche could well have been phrased after the life and death of Aemilian. When Trebonianus Gallus's hold on power had weakened after a series of setbacks, the troops of Aemilian who were battling barbarians along the Danube declared him Augustus and he seized the opportunity to depose Gallus. The plan worked just as expected and Aemilian subsequently enjoyed a brief reign. Valerian, one of the generals commissioned under Gallus, heard of the news and refused to accept the new emperor. Finding it favorable among his own troops, he was promptly...

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