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Quietus, Fall or Winter 260 - Late 261 A.D.

Quietus coins for sale in the Forum Ancient Coins shop

Titus Fulvius Junius Quietus was the son of Titus Fulvius Macrianus Senior, the commander of Valerian's legions in the East.  After the Sasanian king Shapur I captured Valerian, Macrianus Senior had his two sons Macrianus Junior and Quietus declared emperor.  The new rulers drove the Persians out of Antioch. Domitianus, who served under Gallienus, defeated the legions led by Quietus' father and brother.  Eight months later, Quietus was murdered by the populace of Emesa to avoid siege by Gallienus' vice-regent in Asia, Odaenathus (actually his wife Zenobia was the real power).  Nearly all coins of Quietus are rough due to the billon alloy used.

Also see: ERIC - QUIETUS

References
Cohen, H. Description historique des monnaies frappées sous l’Empire Romain, Vol. 6: Macrianus to Diocletian & Maximianus. (Paris, 1886).
Göbl, R. Moneta Imperii Romani, Band 35: Die Münzprägung des Kaiser Valerianus I / Gallienus / Saloninus / (253/268), Regalianus (260) un Macrianus / Quietus (260/262). (Vienna, 2000).
Mattingly, H., Sydenham and Webb. The Roman Imperial Coinage, Vol V, Part II, Probus to Amandus. (London, 1933).
Robinson, A. Roman Imperial Coins in the Hunter Coin Cabinet, University of Glasgow, Vol. IV. Valerian I to Allectus. (Oxford, 1978).
Seaby, H.A. and D.R. Sear. Roman Silver Coins, Volume IV, Gordian III to Postumus. (London, 1982).
Sear, David R. Roman Coins and Their Values, Volume Three, The Accession of Maximinus I to the Death of Carinus AD 235 - AD 285. (London, 2005).


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QUIETVS (Caius Fulvius), second son of Macrianus (one of the numerous usurpers that assumed the imperial title and authority in most of the Roman Provinces under the reigns of Valerianus and of Gallienus), was first named Caesar, and afterwards also Augustus, about the beginning of A.D. 261.  His father and brother, however, having been overcome and slain by Aureolus, who afterwards himself assumed the purple, Quietus fled into Asia, and for a short time occupied Emesa, where he was besieged by Odenatus, Prince of Palmyra, and being taken prisoner was put to death A.D. 262. - Born with heroic qualities, he early distinguished himself in arms, and showed great talents for government both civil and military.  But the Quies Augustorum was not enjoyed by Quietus. - On his coins he is styled IMP. C. FVLvius QVIETVS P.F. AVG.  All the medals of this prince are of billon or in small brass, and very rare

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