Florianus (Latin: Marcus Annius Florianus Augustus; died 276), also known as Florian, was Roman Emperor from July to September of the year 276 A.D. He was born, according to the chronicler Aurelius Victor, in a Danube province around the year 220 A.D. Considering the brevity of his reign, (3 months) he issued a wide variety of reverse types. He was reputedly the maternal half-brother of Tacitus, who was proclaimed emperor in late 275, after the unexpected death of Emperor Aurelian. At the time Florian was appointed as the Praetorian prefect. After Tacitus died in July 276, allegedly assassinated as a consequence of a military plot, 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 shortly after Florianus ascended the throne, with the backing of the provinces Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Phoenicia. Probus took advantage of the terrain of the Cilician Gates in Asia Minor, and the hot summer sun of the area, which baked Florianus' army and reduced their morale. As the summer wound down in September Florian's army switched allegiance to Probus, a powerful military commander, and killed him, invalidating Florian's CONCORDIA MILITVM reverses on his antoniniani. Type: Silvered AE antoninianus, 23mm 4.1 grams, bulk of silvering intact. Obverse: IMP FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate portrait right, draped and cuirassed. Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory standing right, presenting wreath of victory to Florian standing opposite and holding spear. Mintmark: S. (Cyzicus) Reference: Cohen 15; Sear 11853. Please post any Florians or relevant coins of this troubled period.