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as Caesar under Trajan Decius  AD 250 - 251
As co-Augustus  AD 251

Gaius Valens Hostilianus Mesius Quintus:
Son of Trajan Decius and Herennia Etruscilla;
Brother of Herennius Etruscus;
Adoptive son of Trbonianus Gallus.

AD 250 - 251 - Caesar under Trajan Decius, Herennius Etruscus and Trebonianus Galus
AD 251 - Augustus with Treboninis Gallus

Gaius Valens Hostilianus was the younger son of Trajan Decius and spent much of his youth in the shadow of his older brother Herennius. When Trajan took Herennius on the fateful campaign against the Goths in Moesia that ended with both of them killed on the battle field, Hostilian was left in Rome under the regency of his mother Herennia. The troops proclaimed Trebonnius Gallus emperor, but he bowed to the wish of the Senate, who defended Hostilian's right to the throne, and acknowledged him. Later in 251 however, a plague broke out in Rome and Hostilian succumbed to it, leaving Gallus sole emperor.

Mints: Antioch, Mediolanum, Rome.

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