Quietus ascended the throne at the same time as his brother Macrianus
following the capture of Valerian, the former emperor. However, after Macrianus
and his army were unable to defeat the forces of Gallienus he saw his support
base dissipate and he fled his post. The troops of Gallienus were able to track
him down and execute him soon after thus ending his brief reign. Quietus
survived him scarcely any more time before he, too, was located and executed.
Roman Imperial Quietus
AE Antoninianus 260-261 A.D.
23.4 mm. 5.27 gm.
Obv. IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev. ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory in right hand and scepter on left, two dots in exergue