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Felicissimus
(93 words)

[German version]

Head of the treasury under Aurelianus [3] (SHA Aurelian. 38,3), who incited the workers to forge coins in AD 271 or 274. When this became known, he organized an uprising on Caelius Mons, which imperial troops were able to put down only with heavy losses. F. was killed in the process (Eutr. 9,14; Aur. Vict. Caes. 35,6; [Aur. Vict.] Epit. Caes. 35,4; Suda s.v. μονιτάριοι). Polemius Silvius (Chron. min. 1, 521f. Mommsen) lists him among the usurpers.

Bibliography

PIR2 F 140

PLRE 1, 3311

Kienast, 21996, 238.

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Fuhrer, Therese (Zürich), “Felicissimus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e410610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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