Ancient Coin Collectors Guild Numismatic Society of South Australia American Numismatic Society American Numismatic Association

Trajan Decius, 249-251 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, BI Tetradrachm, Eagle, struck 249-251 AD

235.00 AUD

Origin:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority:
Trajan Decius
Denomination:
BI Tetradrachm
Composition:
Billon
Date:
259-261 AD
Obverse:
AYT K G ME KY TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC CEB, Laureate bust of Trajan Decius right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind; below bust, three pellets
Reverse:
ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC, Eagle standing left on palm branch, head left, wings spread, wreath in beak; in exergue, SC
Size:
28.00g, 11.3g, 12h
Grade:
VF, well struck, wide flan, toned, a few deposits
Provenance:
ex private collector (2018)
Reference:
McAlee 1126c; Prieur 580; BMC Galatia [Seleucis and Pieria] p. 227, 581; SGIC 4209 var. (no pellets under bust, eagle facing right); Butcher -;
Trajan Decius was Roman Emperor for only 2 short years. His is remembered for starting an empire-wide persecution of Christians through the issuing of an edict ordering everyone to perform a sacrifice to the Roman gods and the well-being of the Emperor. Also notably, he was the first Roman Emperor to to die in battle against a foreign enemy, during the Battle of Abritus.
Share This Product