|38th Emperor of the Roman Empire|
Coin featuring Volusian
|Reign||251–253 (with Trebonianus Gallus)|
|Full name||Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus|
|Place of death||Interamna|
|Predecessor||Decius and Herennius Etruscus|
|Mother||Afinia Gemina Baebiana|
The death of Decius in early June 251 led to Trebonianus Gallus' elevation to the throne. Gallus adopted Decius' son Hostilian and made him co-ruler. Volusianus was named Caesar and Princeps Juventutis. Later in 251 Hostilian died of the plague and Volusianus replaced him as Augustus and co-ruler.
Father and son were both killed in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna.
- In Classical Latin, Volusian's name would be inscribed as GAIVS VIBIVS VOLUSIANVS AVGVSTVS.
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Served alongside: Trebonianus Gallus
|Consul of the Roman Empire
with Trebonianus Gallus,
Lucius Valerius Poplicola Balbinus Maximus
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