Everyone, I just won this scarce Antoninianus'2 Denarii' of Emperor Florian
of eBay from a trusted Dealer. More on the coin: Type: Roman Imperial
Date Ruled: AD 276
Struck / Cast: struck
Date Struck: AD 276
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 3.47 g
Obverse Legend: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG
Obverse Description: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse Legend: PRO_VIDEN D_EOR ' Providentia Deorum - Foresight of the gods.'
Reverse Description: Providentia standing right holding two standards, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised and holding globe in left
Mint Mark: A/ star in mid-field
Primary Reference: RIC V/I 110(F) RIC unlisted
Reference2: Estiot Venèra - 2923. Also more on him: Florianus (Latin: Marcus Annius Florianus Augustus; died 276), also known as Florian, was Roman Emperor in 276 AD, from July to September. He was the maternal half-brother of Tacitus, who was proclaimed emperor in late 275 AD, after the unexpected death of Emperor Aurelian. After Tacitus died in July 276 AD, allegedly of assassination, Florianus proclaimed himself emperor, with the recognition of the Roman Senate and much of the empire. However, Florianus soon had to deal with the revolt of Probus, who rose up soon after Florianus ascended the throne, with the backing of the provinces of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Phoenicia. Despite his military experience, Probus was in a precarious position, as he held the support of only a small part of the empire, while much of the empire backed Florianus. Probus also took advantage of his control of Egyptian grain, which he used to swiftly cut off the supply of grain to the rest of the empire. Probus led his troops to Asia Minor, in order to defend the Cilician Gates, allowing him to utilize guerrilla warfare to wage a war of attrition rather than a straightforward war. Florianus led his troops to Cilicia, and billeted his forces in Tarsus, however many of his troops, who were unaccustomed to the hot climate of the area, fell ill due to a summer heat wave. Upon learning of this, Probus launched skirmishes around the city, in order to weaken the morale of Florianus' forces. This strategy was very successful, and quite soon Florianus lost control of his army, who in September rose up against him and killed him.
In total, Florianus reign lasted only slightly more than 88 days.