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brm_170444 - HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA Antoninien

HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA Antoninien
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Type : Antoninien 
Date : 251 
Mint name / Town : Roma 
Metal : billon 
Millesimal fineness : 400  ‰
Diameter : 22,5  mm
Orientation dies : 6  h.
Weight : 3,77  g.
Officine: 6e 
Coments on the condition : Superbe portrait bien centré sur un flan ovale. Revers de frappe molle, notamment sur la légende. Exemplaire ayant conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe 
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Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : HER ETRVSCILLA AVG .
Obverse description : Buste drapé d'Étruscille à droite, avec stéphané, vu de trois quarts en avant, posé sur un croissant (L15) .
Obverse translation : "Herennia Etruscilla Augusta", (Herennia Étruscille augusta) .
Reverse legend : FECVNDITAS AVG .
Reverse description : Fecunditas (la Fécondité) drapée debout de face, regardant à gauche, tendant la main droite à un enfant nu à ses pieds, et tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche .
Reverse translation : "Fecunditas Augusta", (Le Fécondité de l'augusta) .
Il existe deux types de coiffure sur les portraits d'Étruscille : les premières monnaies au nom de l'Augusta offrent un portrait aux cheveux plats ; puis, une effigie aux cheveux ondulés, qui est celle de notre exemplaire, va devenir l'effigie officielle de l'impératrice. On retrouve cette évolution sur les tétradrachmes d'Antioche.

ÉTRUSCILLE

(251) Herennia Cupressenia Etruscilla

Wife of Trajan Decius, mother Herennius etruscus and Hostilianus - Augusta (249-251)

Étruscille is derived from the Italian aristocracy. She is aged about forty years when it receives the title of augusta in 249, as part of the second issue of Trajan Decius. The following year, his eldest son Herennius etruscus received the title of Caesar, and proclaimed august when his father went to fight the Goths. They will find both death. Before leaving, Trajan Decius Caesar appointed his second son, who was proclaimed Hostilianus august after the death of his father and his brother, perhaps at the instigation of new august Trebonianus Galle. Étruscille, who had remained in Rome, continues to be associated with counterfeiting. Hostilianus dies at the end of summer or early fall of 251 victims of the plague or of his protector, Trebonianus Galle, who hastens to proclaim his son Volusien august. Étruscille disappears from the coinage. She retired into private life was perhaps murdered, history does not say.