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Quintillus, August or September - October or November 270 A.D.

Quintillus was born at Sirmium in Pannonia Inferior. Originating from a low-born family, he rose to prominence when his brother Claudius II Gothicus became emperor in 268. He may have been the Procurator of Sardinia during his brother's reign. He was acclaimed as emperor by his soldiers immediately following his brother's death, then confirmed by the Senate. However, the legions campaigning along the Danube were either unaware or disapproved of Quintillus' elevation. They instead elevated their general Aurelian as emperor. The few existing records disagree on the length of his reign, which is variously reported to have lasted as few as 17 days and as many as 177 days (about six months). Records also disagree on the cause of his death. Historia Augusta reports him murdered by his own soldiers in reaction to his strict military discipline. Jerome reports him killed, presumably in conflict with Aurelian. John of Antioch and Joannes Zonaras reported Quintillus to have committed suicide by opening his veins and bleeding himself to death. John reports the suicide to have been assisted by a physician. All records agree he died at Aquileia.


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The few records of Quintillus' reign are contradictory. They disagree on the length of his reign, variously reported to have lasted as few as 17 days and as many as 177 days (about six months). Records also disagree on the cause of his death. Historia Augusta reports him murdered by his own soldiers in reaction to his strict military discipline. Jerome reports him killed, presumably in conflict with Aurelian. John of Antioch and Joannes Zonaras reported Quintillus to have committed suicide by opening his veins and bleeding himself to death. John reports the suicide to have been assisted by a physician. All records however agree in placing the death at Aquileia. Quintillus was reportedly survived by his two sons.
RA08989. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1119, RIC V-1 45, Hunter IV 23, Normanby 1226, Venèra I 10318 - 10319, Cohen VI 8, EF, excellent portrait, weight 3.27 g, maximum diameter 20.3 mm, die axis 180o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, end Aug - Nov 270 A.D.; obverse IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse CONCORD EXER (harmony with the army), Concordia standing left, grounded legionary standard in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, T in exergue; scarce; SOLD


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"Mars the Pacifier" may be seen as ironic today, but the Romans knew that victory in war (hopefully including the total destruction of your enemy) is an effective way to achieve peace.
RA04031. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 111, Venèra 10269 - 10283, Normanby 1223, Cunetio 2359 corr., RIC V-1 58, SRCV III 11447, EF, superb portrait, flan crack, weight 2.87 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, c. end Aug - Nov 270; obverse IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse MARTI PACI (to Mars the peacemaker), Mars standing slightly left, helmeted head left, wearing military garb, raising olive branch in right hand, transverse spear in left hand, P in exergue; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD


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Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA08993. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1126, RIC V-1 26, Hunter IV 14, Normanby 1146, Venèra I 988 - 1001, Cohen VI 52, SRCV III 11449, EF, weight 2.76 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Rome mint, 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from front; reverse PAX AVGVSTI (to the peace of the emperor), Pax standing left holding olive-branch and transverse scepter, A (appearing as H) left; SOLD


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In 270, the Empire suffered an economic crisis due to usurpations, partition of the empire, invasions, and sackings of the countryside and cities. Agricultural and industrial production were significantly decreased, and mines went unused. A monetary crisis ensued. Inflation was up to 1,000% in some areas of the empire.
RA53608. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1116, RIC V-1 52, Hunter IV 25, Venèra 10284 - 10305, Normanby 1224, Canakkale Hoard 2616, SRCV III 11438, EF, fantastic portrait, nice patina, small flan, weight 3.380 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 195o, 2nd officina, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 1st issue, c. end Aug - Nov 270; obverse IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FIDES MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing facing, head left, flanked by two standards, one held in each hand, S in exergue; SOLD


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Marcus Aurelius Claudius Quintillus was the brother of Claudius II Gothicus. Declared emperor by the troops after his brother's death, he was soon attacked by the forces of Aurelian. Deserted by his soldiers, Quintillus committed suicide.
RA60616. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1137, Venèra 10028 - 10046, Normanby 1152, Cunetio 2322, Canakkale Hoard 2540, Chalfont Hoard 820, RIC V-1 33, VF, weight 3.184 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Rome mint, end 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse VICTORIA AVG (the victory of the Emperor), Victory advancing right, wreath in extended right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, Γ in right field; SOLD


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Pax, regarded by the ancients as a goddess, was worshiped not only at Rome but also at Athens. Her altar could not be stained with blood. Claudius began the construction of a magnificent temple to her honor, which Vespasian finished, in the Via Sacra. The attributes of Peace are the hasta pura, the olive branch, the cornucopia, and often the caduceus. Sometimes she is represented setting fire to a pile of arms.
RA41925. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1126, RIC V-1 26, Hunter IV 14, Normanby 1146, Venèra I 988 - 1001, Cohen VI 52, SRCV III 11449, gVF, weight 3.782 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVGVSTI (to the peace of the emperor), Pax standing left, olive branch in right hand, long scepter transverse in left, A left; SOLD


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An ironic reverse since, instead of fidelity, his army deserted Quintillus leading to his suicide.
RA26667. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1152, Hunter IV 7, Venèra 10068 - 10088, Normanby 1165, Canakkale Hoard 2550, Chalgrove II 471, Cunetio 2336, RIC V-1 18, VF, weight 2.463 g, maximum diameter 21.2 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Rome mint, end 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse FIDES MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing facing, vexillum in right hand, long scepter in left hand, E right; SOLD


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Virtus, the Roman personification of valor and courage, was represented helmeted with spear and sword, and sometimes standing with her right foot on a helmet. There was a golden statue of her at Rome which was melted by Alaric, king of the Goths. The valor of the emperor is frequently represented on coins with the legend VIRTVS AVG.
RA04029. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1132, RIC V-1 35, Normanby 1149, Venèra 10002 - 10025, Cunetio 2321, Hunter IV 22, aEF, bold portrait, some legend not struck, weight 2.68 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Rome mint mint, end 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Virtus standing facing, head left, wearing helmet and military garb, right hand on grounded shield, spear vertical in left hand, B in right field; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD


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An ironic reverse since, instead of fidelity, his army deserted Quintillus leading to his suicide.
RA04030. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1116, RIC V-1 52, Hunter IV 25, Venèra 10284 - 10305, Normanby 1224, Canakkale Hoard 2616, superb aEF, weight 5.500 g, maximum diameter 19.9 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, 1st issue, c. end Aug - Nov 270; obverse IMP QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FIDES MILIT (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides standing facing, head left, flanked by two standards, one held in each hand, S in exergue; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD


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Laetitia is the Roman goddess of gaiety and joy, her name deriving from the root word laeta, meaning happy. She is typically depicted on coinage with a wreath in her right hand, and a scepter, a rudder, or an anchor in her left hand.
RA04024. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1207, Venèra 10233 - 10252, Normanby 1206, Chalgrove II 484, Aldbourne 413, Chalfont 845, RIC V 22, EF, superb portrait, small thick flan, light pin prick corrosion, weight 3.59 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, 12th officina, Rome mint, end 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse LAETITIA AVG (the joy of the Emperor), Laetitia standing slightly left, head left, wreath in right hand, anchor on globe in left hand, XII in exergue; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD




  




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