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Florian was the half-brother of Tacitus who became ever-so-briefly the sole Senate-ratified emperor. While Tacitus was still alive, he sent Florian with a large army off to confront Probus, self-proclaimed emperor. Probus outsmarted Florian on the battlefield and emerged triumphant. Together with Florian's former army, Probus then resumed his march towards Rome.


AE Antoninianus 276 A.D.

4,2 g., 22 mm.

Obv. IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG: Radiate and draped bust right

Rev. FORTVNA REDVS: Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder

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