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bpv_610983 - TRAJAN DECIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

TRAJAN DECIUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU/AU
115.00 €(Approx. 140.30$ | 98.90£)
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 250
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,44 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau buste de Trajan Dèce. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers sur l’aigle. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la trouvaille de Pars

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Trajan Dèce à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2), deux globules sous le buste.
Obverse legend : AUT K G ME KU DEKIOS TRAIANOS SEB.
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Caius Messius Quintus Dèce Trajan auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S C À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une palme, les ailes déployées, tête à gauche et queue à droite, tenant une couronne feuillée dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC EX OUSIA-S.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne / avec l’accord du Sénat d’Antioche).

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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