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Trebonianus Gallus, June or July 251 - April or August 253 A.D.
This scarce type commemorates Trebonianus Gallus' decennalian vows, prayers and sacrifices he made to the gods that they might help him successfully achieve his tenth anniversary of rule. In a religious context, votum, plural vota, is a vow or promise made to a deity. The word comes from the past participle of voveo, vovere; as the result of the verbal action, a vow, or promise. It may refer also to the fulfillment of this vow, that is, the thing promised. The votum is thus an aspect of the contractual nature of Roman religion and sacrifice, a bargaining expressed by "do ut des" (I give that you might give).
RB76162. Orichalcum sestertius
, RIC 127a (R), Cohen V
137 (10 fr.), Hunter III
38, SRCV III
9683, VF, nice portrait, nice patina
, well centered
on a crowded flan
17.910g, maximum diameter
28.0mm, die axis
, special emission, August - October 251 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES
C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse VOTIS
/ DECENNA / LIBVS / S C in four lines within laurel wreath
tied at the bottom and closed with a jewel at the top; rarities
; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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