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Trebonianus Gallus 251 - 253 AD
AE 23
Trebonianus Gallus (Gaius Vibius Afinius Trebonianus Gallus Augustus, 206 – August 253) was Roman Emperor from 251 to 253, in a joint rule with his son Volusianus. He was also known as Gallus. When,Trajan Decius and his co-emperor and son Herennius Etruscus were killed by the Goths in June 251the Battle of Abrittus. It was rumored Decius' failure was largely owing to Gallus, who had conspired with the invaders. When the army heard of Decius’s death news, Gallus was proclaimed emperor by the military sidelining Hostilian, Decius' surviving son. Fearing another civil war of succession Trebonianus adopted Hostilian who died in 251 during the Plague of Cyprian. Gallus made peace with the Goths to stabilize the Danube frontier. Over time he fell at odds with the army who proclaimed Aemilianus emperor. Both Gallus and Volusianus were killed in August 253. Obverse draped and laureate Trebonianus Gallus inscription around ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Γ ΟΥΕ ΤΡΕΒ ΓΑΛΟC. Reverse an eagle supporting Mount Gerizim Temple with stairway leading up to temple with inscription around ΦΛ ΝΕΑC ΠΟΛΕWC (Flavian Neapolis).
Mint: Neapolis, Samaria
Provenance: Private acquisition from Praefectus Coins Inventory. Ex Heritage Auctions Inc 2012 September 5 “THE SHOSHANA COLLECTION OF JUDEAN COINS PART 2 SIGNATURE AUCTION” Lot #3018

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