Victorinus

269 - 271 A.D.

Victorinus was a high-ranking commander during the secessionist regime of Postumus. After the brief accessions of Laelianus and Marius he himself was elevated as augustus by the troops. While Victorinus was initially successful in bringing order after the chaotically implosive reigns of his two predecessors, the separate empire's days were quickly waning. Spain withdrew its recognition of Victorinus and transferred its loyalty back to the forces of Claudius II and Rome. Then Victorinus himself died at the hands of one among his military staff, a certain Attianus, reputedly because he had seduced his wife. The fledgling empire would linger on for three more years under Tetricus and his son before being reabsorbed back into the greater empire.

AE Antoninianus

RIC 114, Cohen 49 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCVICTORINVSPFAVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: INVICTVS; Sol walking left with whip.


RIC 118, Cohen 79 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCVICTORINVSPFAVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PAXAVG; Pax standing left. Lot sold for $5 12/28/01.


RIC 122, Cohen 112 AE Antoninianus Obv: IMPCVICTORINVSPFAVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SALVSAVG; Salus standing right, feeding a snake. Lot sold for $29 1/17/02.