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Numismatics

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
Denomination:  Antoninianus
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  250-251
Metal:  Silver
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.
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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)

5 Related People

Herennius Etruscus
Roman

251
Dorchester Hoard



Trajan Decius
Roman

251
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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