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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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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.
RA91608. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1116, RIC V-1 52, Hunter IV 25, Venèra 10284 - 10305, Normanby 1224, Canakkale Hoard 2616, SRCV III 11438, aVF, uneven strike with bust back and shoulder weak, tight flan, porous, light scratch on rev., edge cracks, weight 2.769 g, maximum diameter 19.6 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 Maxwell Hunt Collection; $80.00 (€70.40)
 


Roman Empire, Two Roman Imitative Barbarous Radiates, c. 270 A.D.

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During the Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284 A.D.) the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion, civil war, plague, and economic depression. In the western provinces, official mints did not meet the needs for low-value coinage and unofficial private mints struck imitations of Roman coins (usually antoniniani). These unofficial imitations, called barbarous radiates today, were not counterfeits. They were smaller than standard issues, were not intended to deceive, and probably only functioned as small change.
RA91692. Two barbarous radiates, 1) imitative of a Quintillus antoninianus (r. 270 A.D., 2.132g, 20.3mm) and 2) imitative of a Claudius Gothicus antoninianus (r. 268 - 270 A.D., 1.733g, 16.5mm); from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $60.00 (€52.80)
 


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Uberitas is the personification of fruitfulness, primarily agricultural fertility.
RA04032. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 1239, Hunter IV 30, Komin 1024 corr., Authieux II 918, RIC V 78, Cohen VI 69, SRCV III 11453, Choice EF, weight 2.82 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, c. Sep 270 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS P F AVG, diate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VBERITAS AVG (to the abundance of the emperor), Uberitas standing left, purse (cow's udder) in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, Q in right field; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD







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