Valerius Romulus

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Valerius Romulus, also Marcus Aurelius Romulus (c. 295 – 309) was the son of the Caesar and later usurper Maxentius and of Valeria Maximilla, daughter of Emperor Galerius. Through his father, he was also grandson of Maximian the Tetrarch, whom he predeceased.

Tomb of Romulus along the Via Appia.

Valerius bore the title clarissimus puer in his youth, and later nobilissimus vir. He was consul with his father in 308 and 309; the fact that Maxentius was the only consul for year 310 suggests that Valerius died in 309. He was buried in a tomb along the Via Appia.[1] After death, his status was raised to Divus and his father dedicated the Temple of Divus Romulus to him along the Via Sacra near the Roman Forum. Also, a series of commemorative coins was issued in his name, showing a domed shrine with one of the doors ajar, and an eagle on top.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Maximian,
Constantine I,
Flavius Valerius Severus,
Maximinus Daia,
Galerius
Consul of the Roman Empire
308-309
with Maxentius,
Diocletian,
Galerius,
Licinius,
Constantine I
Succeeded by
Tatius Andronicus,
Pompeius Probus,
Maxentius

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Media related to Valerius Romulus at Wikimedia Commons

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  1. ^ Becker, J. "Places: 916973546 (Mausoleum of Romulus)". Pleiades. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Romulus on Wildwinds.