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Uranius Antoninus, Usurper in Syria, 253 - 254 A.D.
L. Julius Aurelius Sulpicius Severus Uranius Antoninus is a most enigmatic usurper who ruled Emesa and probably all of Syria for a short period of time around 253 to early 254 A.D. Ancient sources tells us nothing about him - save for Zosimus who mentions a usurper Uranius during the times of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander - either a different person or a confusion made by the historian. Fortunately, Uranius chose to date some of his coins with the Seleukid Era year