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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R1766
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Herennius Etruscus; Trajan Decius; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  250-251
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  18.54
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Haines 1450. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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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 HFR ETR MES DECIU\ NOU c (Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius, Noble Caesar). Reverse: DIETΛS AVGG S C (Piety of the Emperors; S C -Translation Disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 167a (Trajan Decius)

4 Related People

Trajan Decius
Roman

251
Herennius Etruscus
Roman

251
Rome
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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