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ID number: BIRBI-R1759
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker: Herennius Etruscus; Trajan Decius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 250-251
Diameter (cm): 2.40
Weight (g): 2.35
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Haines 678. From the Dorchester Hoard, purchased from Mr C. W. Peck, 1950.
Description: Obverse: Head of Herennius Etruscus, wearing radiate crown, draped, facing r. Reverse: Mercury, nude except for cloak on shoulders, standing facing l., holding purse in l. and caduceus in r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: Q HCR CIF MES DECUIS NOB C (Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: PIETA-S AVGG (Piety of the Emperors).
Bibliography: RIC IV 142b (Trajan Decius)
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