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brm_662720 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien

HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien MS
200.00 €(Approx. 226.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire au centrage parfait et présentant un buste de toute beauté. Jolie patine de collection
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Obverse


Obverse legend : Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé d'Hérennius à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : “Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius Nobilissimus Cæsar”, (Quintus Hérennius Étruscus Messius Dèce très noble césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS.
Reverse description : Apollon à demi nu assis à gauche, tenant une branche de laurier de la main droite et accoudé à une lyre.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids lourd.

Historical background


Herennius etruscus

(250-06/251 spring) Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius

Son of Trajan Decius - Caesar (250-251)

Herennius received the title of Caesar in the course of the year 250 and became august at the time of his departure from Rome, in April or May 251, the Goths to fight with his father. There was killed. Trajan Decius was the first emperor to die in combat. Christians saw it as a sign of divine vengeance.

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