Trebonianus Gallus

251 - 253 A.D.

Treb rose through the ranks in the army and received a high enough stature that when Trajan Decius died in battle the army chose him to be the next emperor. His popularity with the army and public waned inexorably ever more for the rest of his reign. His first mistake, and not one which he could have easily done much about, was to settle the same war that killed Decius by buying off the enemy. For right or wrong this was viewed as an act of cowardice bordering on treason. Then came a plague that decimated the population and even claimed Hostilian who was co-Augustus with Gallus. As both disease and the withering attacks of the barbarians eroded support for the emperor he had to face yet another blow. Aemilian rose to challenge for the purple following a series of successful battles with the barbarians that gave him and his army the confidence to attempt to overthrow the troubled ruler. Gallus went through the motions and approached to confront Aemilian in battle but his commanders had had enough and killed him along with his son Volusian just before the engagement.

AE Antoninianus

RIC 30, Cohen 13 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAECVIBTREBGALLVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: AETERNITASAVGG - Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on a globe and raising skirt.


RIC 33, Cohen 37 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAECVIBTREBGALLVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: FELICITASPVBLICA - Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. Lot sold for $47 3/15/02.


RIC 71, Cohen 76 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVIBTREBGALLVSAVG - Radiate bust right, draped.
Rev: PAXAETERNA - Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. Lot sold for $28 12/18/01.


RIC 83, Cohen 47 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVIBTREBGALLVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: IVNOMARTIALIS Exe: IIV - Juno seated left, holding corn ears and scepter.


RIC 89, Cohen 107 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVIBTREBGALLVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE Exe: - Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory and scepter.


RIC 91, Cohen 111 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCCVIBTREBGALLVSPFAVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SAECVLLVMNOVVM - Hexastyle temple, with figure of Roma within. Lot sold for $24 11/12/01.


Sestertius

RIC 125v Sestertius Obv: IMPCAESCVIBIVSTREBONIANVSGALLVSAVG. Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGG; Victory standing left holding wreath and palm.


S 2800 Sestertius Obv: IMPCAECVIBIVSTREBONIANVSGALLVSAVG. laureate, draped, bust right.
Rev: Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and patera.


Sestertius

S GIC 4307 AE28 (Viminacium) Obv: IMPCVIBIOTREBONGALLOAVG; bust right.
Rev: PMSCOLVIM; Moesia standing between bull and lion.