Bonosus, of British descent and a general during Probus' reign, rebelled against the emperor and made himself emperor of Gaul. After a very brief reign he was defeated by Probus.
|RIC 2cf||Bonosus, Usurper in Gaul ca.280 AD, AE Antoninianus. [M] C BONO~SVS [///] on obv, radiate head of Bonosus showing bare neck right / ...AVG, uncertain deity standing, holding a long wavy object, perhaps Salus feeding snake?||Text||Image|
|RIC p592||Quintus Bonosus c. 280 AD, billon antoninianus. M C BONOS AVI (?) Radiate & draped, bearded bust right / IOVL X AIVN Emperor, holding transverse spear, standing facing, head right.||Text||Image|
|See also:||Perseus Project database, coins of Bonosus|
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