Quietus was the second son of Macrianus, an older officer of high merit and reputation. Macrianus was proclaimed by the army in the East in order to fend off an invasion of the Sasanian Persians during the reign of emperor Gallienus following his father's capture in battle. Macrianus took the position with one request; that his two sons become co-rulers alongside him. Quietus’ father and brother were killed by Aureolus, yet another usurper, and Quietus fled into Asia in 262 where he was taken prisoner and put to death by Odenathus, Prince of Palmyra. This coin was minted in Antioch in 261. Christina Dickerson 2011.