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bpv_531978 - HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA Tétradrachme

HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA Tétradrachme XF/AU
300.00 €(Approx. 324.00$ | 252.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 2
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,95 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire dans un état de conservation remarquable, notamment au revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection ENP

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé et diadémé d’Etruscille à droite (L).
Obverse legend : ER KOUP AITROUSKILLA SEB.
Obverse translation : (Herennia Cuprennia Etrucilla augusta).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L - B.
Reverse description : Athéna casquée , vêtue d’un long chiton, tenant une Niké de la main droite tendue et une longue javeline de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un bouclier.
Reverse translation : (An 2).

Commentary


Etruscille est très rare pour Alexandrie.

Historical background


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.

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