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E-auction 265-186912 - brm_394009 - TRAJAN DECIUS Antoninien

TRAJAN DECIUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 71 €
Maximum bid : 78 €
End of the sale : 14 May 2018 14:14:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 250
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux cotés. Superbe portrait ! Patine grise avec des restes du brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n°3721 du trésor de Saint-Jean d’Ardières

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Trajan Dèce à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Messius Quintus Traianus Decius Augustus”, (L'empereur césar Messius Quintus Trajan Dèce auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI.
Reverse description : Génie à demi nu coiffé du modius debout à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la gauche ; à droite, une enseigne.
Reverse translation : “Genius Exercitus Illuriciani”, (Le Génie de l'armée illyrienne).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges fines.

Historical background


TRAJAN DECIUS

(07/249-06/251)

Decius was born in 201 in Lower Pannonia. After a brilliant career which opened the doors of the Senate to him, he was governor of Lower Moesia under the reign of Alexander Severus. At the end of the reign of Philip, winner on the Danube of barbarian hordes, he was proclaimed august despite his refusal. He writes it to Philippe who does not believe him and marches against him. Philip and his son are killed in battle near Verona. Decius joins to his name that, prestigious, of Trajan. After a stint in Rome, Decius travels to the Danubian Limes. Deserted, the limes allowed the Goths to filter through, ravaging the Danubian provinces, where the Emperor originated. He fails to stem the invasion. From 250, a new plague ravages the Empire. The plague decimated population and herds and further weakened the limes. He began a persecution against Christians in 250 (Polyeucte, Corneille). The following year, he went to the limes, defeated the Goths, but his son was killed. He himself finds death while wanting to avenge him. He is the first emperor to fall in battle against the Barbarians.

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