After the Crisis of the Third Century, a collection of Roman provinces including Germania, Britannia, Gaul, and Hispania grew weary from the constant turmoil and civil strife. To separate these areas from the various military factions violently vying to implement their own favorite as emperor in Rome, the Gallic Empire, as it came to be known, emerged around 260 CE with the Roman general Postumus as its emperor. It lasted roughly a decade under his leadership, and not only achieved victories over Franks and Alamanni, but also forged alliances successfully with other “barbarian” groups. Unfortunately, things began to erode after Postumus’ death, and Tetricus, featured on this antoninianus, was the last emperor of the separatist kingdom. Aurelian, ruler of the Roman Empire, eventually devastated Tetricus’ army in 273 CE, and Tetricus and his son abdicated. Aurelian showcased the two men in his triumph upon return to Rome, but afterward surprisingly allowed them to live and even continue public careers for the rest of their days. KHK.