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bpv_709472 - HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Sesterce

70.00 €(Approx. 76.30$ | 58.10£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: an 12
Mint name / Town : Viminacium, Mésie Supérieure
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé


Obverse legend : Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB .
Obverse description : Buste drapé et cuirassé, tête nue à droite d’Herennius Étruscus à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius Nobilissimum”, (Quintus Herennius Étruscus Messius Dèce très noble).


Reverse legend : P M S C-OL VIM//AN XII.
Reverse description : La Mésie debout de face tournée à gauche, placée devant un taureau à gauche tourné à droite et un lion à droite tourné à gauche.
Reverse translation : “Provinciæ Moesiæ Superioris Colonia Viminacium/ anno duodecimum”, (Province de Mésie Supérieure colonie de Viminacium, l’an douzième).

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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