Augustus, A.D. 270
Obv: IMP C M AVR QVINTILLVS AVG
Rev: TEMPORVM FELI - Felicitas, standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
P in right field
Quintillus was declared emperor by his troops after the death of his brother, Claudius II (“Gothicus”). While he appeared to be a capable leader--and had the support of the Senate–he stood little chance of surviving the challenge to his authority posed by the powerful and militarily brilliant general Aurelian. Quintillus, abandoned by his once supportive troops, committed suicide after, at most, a few months as emperor.