Al Kowsky Posted June 21, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 21, 2022 Despite being a Roman emperor for a short period of time, October AD 249-June 251, the coinage of Trajan Decius is prolific & complex. Overall, the portraits on his coinage are finely engraved & nice looking examples can be bought for reasonable prices. All the examples I'm posting are from my collection 😊. Seven different officina (workshops) struck his coinage & finding examples from all the different officina can be a serious challenge. The officina are in the form of dots or letters below the bust. Decius holds the distinction of being the first Roman emperor to die in battle fighting a foreign enemy. Along with his eldest son Herennius Etruscus, he died fighting Gothic invaders led by Chief Kniva, at the battle of Abrittus. McAlee 1126b, RPC IX 1701. Officina 2: 13.03 gm, 26 mm, 6 h. McAlee 1125c (this coin illustrated). Officina 3: 14.05 gm, 26 mm, 11 h. Ex Michel Prieur Collection. Officina #5 McAlee 1116f (this coin illustrated) V. Rare, RPC IX 1663 #6 (this coin cited). Officina #6: 13.07 gm, 28.5 mm, 12 h. McAlee 1165c, Herennia Etruscilla (wife of Decius). Officina 3: 11.37 gm, 27 mm, 11 h. McAlee 1153e, Herennius Etruscus (eldest son). Officina 5: 10.88 gm, 25 mm, 5 h. McAlee 1160e, RPC IX 1775. Hostilian (youngest son). Officina 7: 11.74 gm, 27 mm, 11 h. V. Rare. 9 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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