Certified and graded by NGC as AU (4/5 4/5). Weight: 3.88gm Material: Silver.
Obverse: Radiate, draped bust right. Legend: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS NC. Reverse: Hostilian standing left, holding spear & standard. Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus.
Died November 251 was Roman emperor from July to November 251. Hostilian was born to Decius and Herennia Etruscilla at an unknown date and elevated to Caesar in May 251 by Decius, the same month as his older brother, Herennius Etruscus, was raised to co-emperor. After Decius and Herennius Etruscus were killed at the Battle of Abritus, an ambush by the Goths, Trebonianus Gallus was proclaimed emperor by the legions.Almost immediately, he elevated Hostilian to co-emperor and his son, Volusianus, to Caesar. Hostilian died in November 251, either due to plague or being murdered by Trebonianus Gallus. Hostilian was born at an unknown date, to Decius, a Roman general who later became Emperor, and his wife Herennia Etruscilla. Decius became emperor after being sent to lead troops in the provinces of Pannonia and Moesia, where he was declared emperor by his troops in September 249, in opposition to Philip the Arab. He led his troops against Philip, their forces meeting in September 249, near Verona, Italy. Philip was killed in battle, after which the Roman Senate declared Decius emperor and honored him with the name Traianus, a reference to Emperor Trajan. In May 251, by his father Decius. The elevation came after the promotion of his older brother, Herennius Etruscus, to.
In the same month, making Herennius Etruscus co-emperor, with Hostilian as the heir of either or both of them. After Decius and Herennius Etruscus were killed by the Goths at the Battle of Abritus, an ambush in July 251, Trebonianus Gallus was declared emperor.To placate the public, Trebonianus Gallus elevated Hostilian to. Almost immediately, making him co-emperor.
Hostilian was co-emperor until his death in November 251; the reason for his death is disputed. Aurelius Victor and the author of the.
Say that Hostilian died of a plague. Zosimus claims that he was killed by Trebonianus Gallus. After his death, Trebonianus Gallus made Volusianus, his son, co-emperor. The item "Roman Empire, Hostilian (250-251 AD). NGC AU 4/4" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020.
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