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Philip I

Decius, Gallus and Aemilian

Valerian & Gallienus

249 - 253

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C. Messius Quintus Traianus Decius
Emperor 249 - 251

C. Vibius Trebonianus Gallus
Emperor 251 - 253
M. Aemilius Aemilianus
Emperor 253

Decius [b. ca. 201] was governor of Lower Moesia from 234-238. After the revolt of Pacatian he was sent to Moesia to restore order, but the rebels acclaimed him emperor and forced him to assume the purple. He defeated Philip, then spent most of his reign campaigning on the frontiers, where he fell in battle against the Goths in 251.
Relatives depicted on coins
:

Herennia Etruscilla - wife;
Herennius Etruscus - son;
Hostilian - son

Gallus was proclaimed emperor after Decius fell. He made peace, returning to Rome where his reign was troubled by a Persian invasion of Syria and an outbreak of plague. In 252 the Goths were defeated by Aemilian, who was then acclaimed emperor; Gallus set out  to confront him and was assassinated by his own soldiers.
Relatives depicted on coins
:

Volusian - son

After the death of Gallus, Aemilian reigned only three months before Valerian, who had mobilized to help Gallus, arrived in Italy. When Aemilian set out to confront Valerian, he shared the fate of Gallus, being killed by his own soldiers.
Relatives depicted on coins:
Cornelia Supera - wife

   

R2639 2548 Otacilia Severa: AE 30 Sestertius
$95.00
Obv. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG Diad. & dr.bust r.
Rev. PVDICITIA AVG S C Pudicitia seated l.
17.55 g
Sear 2639; RIC 209a VF

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R2712 2550 Trajan Decius: AE 29 Sestertius
$85.00
Obv. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Laur. hd. r.
Rev. PANNONIAE S C The two Pannonias standing side by side
21.44 g
Sear 2712; RIC 124a nearly VF

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R2832 0361 Volusian: AR Antoninianus
$70.00
Obv. IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG Rad. bust r.
Rev. FELICITAS PVBL Felicity stg. l.
3.71g
Sear 2823; RIC 205
VF

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