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brm_204342 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien

HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien AU
75.00 €(Approx. 85.50$ | 66.00£)
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Type : Antoninien
Date: 250
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale. Joli portrait. Revers de style fin. Flan légèrement taché et nettoyé
Catalogue references :

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 : PIETAS AVGG.
Reverse description : Mercure, coiffé du pétase, nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l’épaule, tenant une bourse de la main droite et un caducée ailé de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Pietas Augustorum”, (La Piété des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3.

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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