Augustus, A.D. 269
Gallic Empire, unidentified mint
Obv: IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG
Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Soldier with spear, leaning on shield
Marius was proclaimed emperor by his troops after the mutiny against and murder of Posthumus. Little is known of him besides the fact that he rose from very humble origins. Ancient sources claim that he reigned only two days before being overthrown and executed by Victorinus, although current scholars insist that his reign must have been longer, perhaps as long as twelve weeks.