Quintillus

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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

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]

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]

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  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.