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Live auction - brm_822203 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Antoninien

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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 15:11:56
Type : Antoninien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,44 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré, éclaté à cinq heure. Joli buste au droit, détaillé. Défaut de métal. Belle Victoire au revers, bien venue à la frappe. Patine grise


Obverse legend : IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et drapé d'Hérennius Étruscus Auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A21).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Étruscus Decius Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Quintus Hérennius Messius Dèce auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORIA GERMANICA.
Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) marchant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Germanica”, (La Victoire germanique).


Poids léger. Le seul exemplaire que nous ayons eu l’occasion de vendre précédemment, en état TTB+, fut remporté à 1110€ sur une offre à 1650€ dans MONNAIES XXI, n°3116 !.

Historical background


(spring 250-06/251)

Son of Trajan Decius - Augustus

Hérennius 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, to go and fight the Goths with his father. He found death there. Trajan Decius was the first emperor to die in battle. The Christians saw it as a sign of divine vengeance..

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