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Quintillus
Augustus  AD 270

Marcus Aurelius Claudius Quintillus (earlier Marcus Aurelius Quintillus) (AD 229 - 270):
Brother of Claudius II.

Marcus Aurelius Quintillus reigned for less than two months after the death of his brother Claudius Gothicus. When the news of Claudiusís death reached the soldiers whose commander he was at Aquileia, they hailed him as emperor. The Senate enthusiastically agreed, apparently thinking that the other most powerful figure the claim the throne, the commander-in-chief on the Lower Danube, Aurelian, was much less likely to favor their interests. But Aurelian had just eliminated two major threats from the Goths and his loyal troops proclaimed him emperor at Sirmium. Hearing of Aurelianís claim, Quintillus disputed it for a few days, and then gave up and committed suicide.

Mints: Cyzicus, Mediolanum, Rome, Siscia.

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