Trajan Decius, AE31 of Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria, Temple Reverse, 249-251 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Trajan Decius
City/Region:
Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch
Denomination:
AE32
Composition:
Bronze
Date:
249-251 AD
Obverse:
AΥT K Γ ME KΨ TΡAIANOCΔEKIOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind
Reverse:
ANTIOXEΩN MHTΡOKOΛΩN, Δ-E in upper fields, S C in exergue, tetrastyle temple of Tyche of Antioch, river-god Orontes swimming at her feet; above shrine, ram leaping right, head left
Size:
16.6g, 31mm, 6h
Grade:
gF, attractive desert-patina
References:
BMC 600-601; SNG Copenhagen 284; McAlee 1150

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From the famous mint at Antioch which has produced some of the most lifelike portraits of the Roman Emperors. His reign lasting only 2 years, Trajan Decius was the first Roman Emperor to to die in battle against a foreign enemy, during the Battle of Abritus.