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brm_644403 - HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA Antoninien

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Type : Antoninien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 6e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Des faiblesses. Joli buste d’Etruscille. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Guercheville


Obverse legend : HER ETRVSCILLA AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé d'Étruscille à droite, avec stéphané, vu de trois quarts en avant, posé sur le croissant (L15).
Obverse translation : “Herennia Etruscilla Augusta”, (Herennia Étruscille augusta).


Reverse legend : IVNO RE-GINA.
Reverse description : Junon drapée et voilée debout de face regardant à gauche tenant une patère de la main droite et un sceptre de la gauche ; à ses pieds, à gauche, un paon.
Reverse translation : “Iuno Regina”, (Junon reine).

Historical background



Wife of Trajan Decius, mother Herennius etruscus and Hostilianus - Augusta

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.

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