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Emperor of the Roman Empire
Coin featuring Volusian
Reign 251-253 (with Trebonianus Gallus)
Full name Gaius Vibius Volusianus
Died August 253
Place of death Interamna
Predecessor Decius and Herennius Etruscus
Successor Aemilian
Father Trebonianus Gallus
Mother Afinia Gemina Baebiana

Gaius Vibius Volusianus (d. August, 253) was a Roman emperor (251 - 253).

He was son to Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus by his wife Afinia Gemina Baebiana. He is known to have had a sister, Vibia Galla.

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.

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Preceded by
Roman Emperor
Served alongside: Trebonianus Gallus
Succeeded by


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