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Nice coins well presented.

Rome had a lot of powerful teenagers.

Tetricus II Antoninianus, 273-274image.png.aac53c073a16a4abe659c3f405da7089.pngCologne or Trier. Bronze, 2.56g. Radiate, draped Bust A right; C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES. Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt; SPES AVGG (RIC V.2, 270). From the Beachy Head Hoard 1973, 5,540 third century antoniniani in a bronze bucket, a few yards from finds in 1961 and 1964.

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Philip II was murdered by the Praetorian Guard when he was 12...

Philip II Antoninianus, 246-247image.png.044040e24dcc29c4f6e8b059133a7f8e.pngRome. Silver, 22mm, 4.55g. Bust of Philip II, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Sol, radiate, advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip in left hand, AETERNIT IMPER (RIC IV, Philip I 226).

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Gorgeous coins, @LONGINUS! And outstanding presentation, as always.

Saloninus was 16 when he was appointed Caesar.
 

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Saloninus, Caesar AD 258-260.
Roman billon antoninianus, 2.39 g, 22.2 mm, 12 h.
Cologne, AD 258-260.
Obv: SALON VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust, right.
Rev: PIETAS AVG, lituus, jug, simpulum and sprinkler.
Refs: RIC 9; Göbl 914e; Cohen 41; RCV 10767; Cunetio 744; Hunter 8.

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I found a few more ☺️.

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Gordian III at 18 or 19 years old.

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Philip II at 12 or 13 years old.

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Maximus (son of Maximinus I Thrax), AD 235-238. AE Sestertius: 26.31 gm, 31 mm, 12 h. RIC 13. This coin depicts Maximus at 19 years old.

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Lucilla was about 14 or 15 when this coin was minted.

[IMG] Lucilla, AD 161-182.
Roman orichalcum sestertius, 24.10 g, 30.7 mm, 1 h.
Rome, AD 163-164.
Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, bust of Lucilla, draped, right.
Rev: IVNONI LVCINAE S C, Juno, seated left on throne, holding flower on extended right hand and swaddled infant in left hand.
Refs: RIC 1747; BMCRE 1154-1160; Cohen 37; RCV 5504; MIR 9.

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Youngers... ok let's go.

 

Caracalla * Silber Denar Rom 200 n.Chr. RIC 30a * Av: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS * Rv: PONTIF TR P III * Sol

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Caracalla * Silber Denar Rom 199/200 n.Chr. RIC 33 * Av: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS * Rv: BONVS EVENTVS * Bonus Eventus

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Caracalla and the visit in Carthago * Silber Denar Rom 203/204 n.Chr. RIC 130a * Av: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG * Rv: INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH * Dea Caelestis

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Caracalla Laodicea young style * Silber Denar Laodicea 200/201 n.Chr. RIC 351a * Av: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS * Rv: SECVRIT ORBIS * Securitas

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Geta, babyface porträt with an provincial Bronze * AE Bronze Tavium 198/209 n.Chr. SNG 6253 * Av: ΠO CЄ ΓЄTAC KO KЄ * Rv: CЄ TPO TAOVIANΩN * Athena

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Diadumenianus, the young Caesar * Silber Denar Rom 217/218 n.Chr. RIC 102a * Av: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES * Rv: PRINC IVVENTVTIS * Diadumenian

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Elagabalus, the young emperor on th way to Rome * Silber Denar Antiochia 218/219 n.Chr. RIC 188d * Av: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG * Rv: FELICITAS TEMP * Galley

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Severus Alexander * Silber Denar Rom 222 n.Chr. RIC 14c * Av: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG * Rv: P M TR P COS P P * Salus
This early minting of Severus Alexander presented here shows how much the well-being of the young emperor was often on the razor's edge. His cousin Elagabalus tried to kill him, he only survived the palace revolt thanks to the mutinous soldiers and even in the first years of his reign he was not sure of his power and thus of his life.

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Despite the fact that his birthdate is unknown, it is generally assumed that Herennius Etruscus, eldest son of Trajan Decius, was a teenager when he was killed along with his father fighting the Goths. His portrait has boyish features.

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@LONGINUS....Lovely display and super looking additions...Particularly like the hairstyle on the Plautilla. 

Here's mine minted in 204 when she was around 19 years old.

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Plautilla RIC#369

Plautilla AR Denarius. 20mm/2.66gr minted 204 AD

Obverse-PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Reverse- VENVSVICTRIX, Venus standing left holding apple (pomegranite) & palm, leaning on shield,winged Cupid at her feet holding apple or pomegranite or helmet?
 

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Geta Caesar - Denarius - Rome mint

Obv.: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES

Rev.: PONTIF COS II

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Herennius Etruscus Caesar - Antoninianus - Rome mint

Obv.: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C

Rev.: PIETAS AVGG

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Hostilian Caesar - Provincial bronze - Viminacium mint

Obv.: C VAL HOST QVINTVS CAE

Rev.: PMS COL VIM - AN XII

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Nero as Caesar Ar Denarius Lugdunum 50-54 AD Obv Bust right bareheaded and draped Rv Priestly impliments RIC 77 (Claudius) 3.65 grms 18 mm Photo by W. Hansennerod17.jpg.c606aa3b53f4e6c9a74c56daacf71b64.jpg

When this type commenced Nero was about 13 years old. 

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 Several teenagers with incredible power; their accomplishments proving once more that "youth is wasted on the young".

1. denarius of Geta

2. another denarius of Geta incorporated into a silver 19th century pill box.

3. Antoninianus of Herennius Etruscus.

4. Antoninianus of Hostillian.

5. Antoninianus of Elagabalus.

6. Aureus of a very young Nero.

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Really great posters, @LONGINUS!!  Would love to see one of Severus Alexander too.  He was 13 when he ascended the throne.  (And married the teenaged Orbiana five years later, though a coin for her will be more difficult!)

Here's a nice portrait sestertius of the young Sev Alex:

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He looks like a baby on this Alexandrian tet!  (Issued in his first year as Augustus, which counted as year 2 of the reign since he had briefly been Caesar under Elagabalus.  Date: 222/3.)

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I also have a new Orbiana, which I purchased from our excellent member @Prieure de Sion (thank you, Prieure!)  Photo processing happening over the weekend!

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