Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch
AΥT K Γ ME KΨ TΡAIANOCΔEKIOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; viewed from behind
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
16.6g, 31mm, 6h
gF, attractive desert-patina
BMC 600-601; SNG Copenhagen 284; McAlee 1150
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.