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ID number: BIRBI-R1730
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Plevna Hoard
Maker: Herennia Etruscilla; Trajan Decius; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 249-251
Diameter (cm): 2.30
Weight (g): 4.06
Axis (degrees): 45.00
Provenance: Haines 682. From a find near Plevna, Bulgaria, 1922. Acquired through the British Museum, 1923.
Description: Obverse: Head of Herennia Etruscilla, wearing diadem, draped and on crescent, facing r. Reverse: Pudicitia, draped and veiled, standing facing l., drawing veil with r., holding sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: HER ETRVSCILLΛ ΛVG (Herennia Etruscilla Augusta). Reverse: PVDICITIE AVG (Modesty of the Empress).
Bibliography: RIC IV 58b (Trajan Decius)
Notes: Indent on obverse which may indicate silver plating crumbling.
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