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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Recovery of the Empire| > |Quintillus| > RA08989
Quintillus, August or September - October or November 270 A.D.
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, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, weight 3.27g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o, 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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