Breakaway Empire Coins of the Gallic Emperors


A skilled administrator, he organized the Gallic Empire with its own Senate and distinctive coinage.


Laelianus, proclaimed emperor in 269, issued gold aurei and antoniniani. His brief reign ended in tragedy as he was besieged and executed.


Following Postumus' murder, Marius, a blacksmith turned emperor, reigned briefly with coins depicting a handshake and the inscription "Harmony of the Army.


Victorinus, a Romano-Gallic figure, became emperor in 268. His reign saw the regaining of territories, but his personal life led to his murder in 270 or 271.


Despite limited evidence, his coins showcase him as a rebel who aimed to establish his rule during the chaos following Victorinus' murder.


His reign included the elevation of Victorinus to godhood and the production of numerous gold aurei and base alloy antoniniani.

Tetricus I

These gold aurei, though scarce, highlight the final days of the Gallic Empire before its defeat by Aurelian. 

Tetricus II

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