Roman Empire, Trajan Decius (249-251 CE), Antoninianus(C)

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Roman Empire, Trajan Decius (249-251 CE), Antoninianus(C)

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  • Order Code: ROM-SL-TRAJANDECIUS
  • Size: 23
  • Weight/Dimensions: 3 - 4.5 g
  • Metal: Silver
  • Obverse: Portrait of emperor
  • Reverse: Various pagan deities reflecting contemporary political, military, and religious themes
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Decius, was the first of many ”Illyrian“ or ”Barracks“ emperors to come, originating from the modern day former Yugoslavia, especially Serbia. Decius was a distinguished senator who had served as a consul, governor and urban prefect of Rome. He was proclaimed emperor by troops fighting for him against a revolt on the Danube. Philip the Arab, marched against him and was defeated. An able ruler he died fighting the Goths at the Battle of Abritus.