2. The governor of Pannonia and Moesia in the reign of Gallus.
He is also called Aemilius; and on coins we find as his praenomen both Marcus and Caius. On one coin he is called C. Julius Aemilianus; but there is some doubt about the genuineness of the word Julius. (Eckhel, vii. p. 372.)
He was born in Mauritania about A. D. 206.
He defeated the barbarians who had invaded his province, and chased them as far as the Danube, A. D. 253.
He distributed among his soldiers the booty he had gained, and was saluted emperor by them.
He then marched into Italy, but Gallus, who had advanced to meet him, was slain at Interamna together with his son Volusianus by his own soldiers. Aemilianus was acknowledged by the senate, but was slain after a reign of three or four months by his soldiers near Spoletum, on the approach of Valerianus.
According to other accounts he died a natural death. (Zosimus, 1.28, 29; Zonaras, 12.21
; Eutrop. 9.5
; Aurel. Vict. de Caes. 31, Epit.