Pacatian (/ˈpəkʃ(i)ən/; Latin: Tiberius Claudius Marinus Pacatianus; died c. 248) was a usurper in the Danube area of the Roman Empire during the time of Philip the Arab.

Pacatian
Usurper of the Roman Empire
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The obverse of this antoninianus celebrates Pacatian as undefeated, while the reverse celebrates the 1001st birthday of Rome.
Reignc. 248 (against Philip the Arab)
PredecessorPhilip the Arab
SuccessorPhilip the Arab
Diedc. 248
Names
Tiberius Claudius Marinus Pacatianus
Regnal name
Imperator Caesar Tiberius Claudius Marinus Pacatianus Augustus

He is known from coins, and from mentions in Zosimus and Zonaras, who say that he was an officer in one of the Danube legions. According to Zosimus, the revolts of Pacatian in Moesia (he probably controlled Viminacium) and Jotapian in Syria prompted Philip to make an offer to the Roman Senate to step down, but the senator Decius (who was sent by Philip to deal with the rebellion), correctly predicted that Pacatian would soon be killed by his own men before his own arrival.

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