Trajan Decius Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(AU)

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  • Trajan Decius Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(AU)
Trajan Decius Antoninianus NGC Certified Slab(AU)

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  • Order Code: TRAJANDECIUS(AR)NGC
  • Grade/Condition: (AU) About Uncirculated
  • Weight/Dimensions: 43.2 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.