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E-auction 248-170792 - TRAJAN DECIUS Antoninien

TRAJAN DECIUS Antoninien XF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 15 January 2018 14:30:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 251
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 400 ‰
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan ovale légèrement décentré. Patine grise. Joli revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAE TRA DEC AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Trajan Dèce à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Cæsar Traianus Decius Augustus", (L'Empereur césar Trajan Dèce Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GEN IL-LVRICI.
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.
Reverse translation : "Genius Illuriciani", (Le Génie d'Illyrie).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Trajan Decius

(07/249-06/251) Caius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius

Decius was born in 201 in Lower Pannonia. After a brilliant career that opened the doors of the Senate, he was governor of Lower Moesia under the reign of Alexander Severus. At the end of the reign of Philip, winner of the Danube barbarian hordes, it is proclaimed august despite his refusal. He wrote to Philip, who does not believe and work against him. Philip and his son are killed in the battle that took place near Verona. Decius attached to his name this prestigious, Trajan. After a stint in Rome, Decius went on the Danube limes who deserted leaked Goths ravaging the Danubian provinces which the Emperor was born. It fails to stem the invasion. From 250, a new plague ravaging the Empire, the plague that decimated population and herds and further weakens the limes. He began a persecution against Christians in 250 (Polyeuctes, Corneille). The following year, he focuses on the limes, beats the Goths, but his son is killed. He finds himself wanting to avenge death. He is the first emperor to fall in battle against the Barbarians.

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