Gaius Vibius Volusianus 251-253 AD Silver Antoninianus EF

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Gaius Vibius Volusianus, as co-Augustus with his father Trebonianus Gallus 251-253 AD, Silver Antoninianus

(3.49g, 21mm)

Uncertain mint 252 AD.

Obverse: Radiate-crowned and draped bust of Volusian facing to the right, legend surrounds, “IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG”.

Reverse: Libertas stands facing to the left, draped in stola and holding pileus aloft in right hand and resting sceptre in left arm, legend surrounds, “LIBERTAS PVBLICA”. RIC-210

Gaius Vibius Volusianus was a prominent figure in ancient Roman history, serving as a senator and holding various administrative positions during the 3rd century AD. Born into a respected family, Volusianus rose to prominence through his political acumen and strategic alliances. He is notably remembered for his tenure as the consul of Rome in AD 253, during a period of significant political and military turmoil. Volusianus navigated the challenges of his time with adept diplomacy and leadership, contributing to the stability of the Roman Empire during a tumultuous era. His legacy endures as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of Roman statesmen during times of crisis.