Quintillus

Roman emperor

Quintillus was Roman emperor for seventeen days in September 270. Quintillus was the brother of Claudius Gothicus, who was Roman emperor until September 270.[1] Quintillus took power in the Italian Peninsula when Claudius Gothicus died at Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia).[1][2] After a short time, Aurelian's army overcame Quintillus's army in a battle at Aquileia in the later part of September.[1][3] Quintillus then died, either by suicide or by murder by soldiers.[1]

Quintillus
Roman emperor
Aureus Quintillus (obverse).jpg
Augustus
Reign270
Dies imperiiSeptember 270
PredecessorClaudius Gothicus
SuccessorAurelian
BornMarcus Aurelius Claudius Quintillus
DiedSeptember/October 249
Aquileia, Italia
Burial
Unknown
Posthumous name
None

Before Quintillus became emperor, he was the procurator (a government official) for Sardinia.[1] Many coins were made during Quintillus's short time as emperor. The Calendar of Philocalus says that he was emperor for seventy-seven days, but most historians agree that he was emperor for only seventeen days.[1] The Historia Augusta says that Quintillus had a wife and two children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Kienast, Dietmar; Eck, Werner; Heil, Matthäus (2017) [1990]. "Quintillus (September 270)". Römische Kaisertabelle: Grundzüge einer römischen Kaiserchronologie (in German) (6th ed.). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG). p. 224. ISBN 978-3-534-26724-8.
  2. Kienast, Dietmar; Eck, Werner; Heil, Matthäus (2017) [1990]. "Claudius II. Gothicus (Sept./Okt. 268–Sept. 270)". Römische Kaisertabelle: Grundzüge einer römischen Kaiserchronologie (in German) (6th ed.). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG). pp. 222–223. ISBN 978-3-534-26724-8.
  3. Kienast, Dietmar; Eck, Werner; Heil, Matthäus (2017) [1990]. "Aurelian (Sept. 270–Sept./Okt. 275)". Römische Kaisertabelle: Grundzüge einer römischen Kaiserchronologie (in German) (6th ed.). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG). pp. 225–229. ISBN 978-3-534-26724-8.