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Live auction - brm_549791 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien

HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:56:17
Type : Antoninien
Date: 250
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan épais, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe et bien détaillé. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé d'Hérennius Étruscus César 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 : Hérennius Étruscus debout à gauche tenant une baguette de la main droite et une haste transversale de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au Prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Rubans de type 3. Sur certains exemplaires la haste transversale du revers est remplacée par un sceptre.

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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