Lucius Mussius Aemilianus
|Lucius Mussius Aemilianus|
|Usurper of the Roman Empire|
Aemilianus from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum "
|Reign||260 or 260-261|
|Died||261 or 262|
Lucius Mussius Aemilianus (died 261 or 262) was a Roman usurper.
Mussius Aemilianus probably was of Italian stock. He was an officer in the Roman army under Philip the Arab and Valerian. The latter appointed him Praefectus of Roman Egypt, a position he held from possibly as early as 256 to 261.
Gallienus sent his general Aurelius Theodotus to Egypt to deal with Aemilianus. After a short struggle Aemilianus was defeated (before 30 March 262), captured, and later strangled in prison. Subsequently Memor, a possible supporter, was executed.
- "Usurpers in Egypt: Mussius Aemilianus and Memor", in Körner, Christian, "Usurpers under Gallienus", De Imperatoribus Romanis website
- John R. Martindale, "Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire: Addenda et Corrigenda to Volume I", Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 23 (1974), pp. 246-252
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