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ID number: BIRBI-R1767
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Herennius Etruscus; Trajan Decius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 250-251
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.80
Weight (g): 10.32
Axis (degrees): 315.00
Provenance: Haines 1100. In Paris, 1929.
Description: Obverse: Head of Herennius Etruscus, bare, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Mercury, nude except for cloak on shoulders, standing facing l., holding purse in r. and caduceus in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C (Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: PIETAS AVGG S C (Piety of the Emperors; S C -Translation Disputed).
Bibliography: RIC IV 167b (Trajan Decius)
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