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brm_517212 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien

HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien AU/AU
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 129.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 250
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,24 g.
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Beau buste d’Hérennius Etruscus ainsi qu’un joli revers malgré la présence de concrétions vertes. Patine grise
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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 : SPES PVBLICA.
Reverse description : Spes (l'Espérance) marchant à gauche, tenant une fleur de la main droite et relevant sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Spes Publica", (L'Espérance publique).

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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