A minor player in a tempestuous period involving a large-scale civil war, Uranius Antoninus hailed from Syria where he appropriated the throne and title of emperor. History leaves no record of rise nor fall of this usurper and all that is known for certain is that his days in power were short-lived. It is speculated that the nature of his usurpation may have had more to do with his Persian enemy, King Shapur, than to defiance against Rome. All of his coins are highly prized for their rarity.
RIC 3, C 3 Aureus Obv: LIVLAVRSVLPANTONINVS - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: FECVNDITASAVG - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. $16,295 12/5/02.