In 249, after his legionaries proclaimed him emperor, marched them to Verona, where he defeated and killed . Philip's eleven-year-old son and heir was likely killed with his father.RS59950. Silver
, 11b, 4, 6, 9366, gVF, 5.062 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 225o, Rome mint, 249 - 251 A.D.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right, from behind; , on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, in left; SOLD
, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D., Antioch,
In 256 A.D., about six years after this coin was struck, the Persian Shapur conquered and plundered Antioch.RY71795.
, 1134(c); 595; p.221, 592; 526, VF, , , some corrosion, 12.891 g, maximum 26.7 mm, 0o, 3rd , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 3rd issue, c. 250 - Jun 251 A.D.; AVT K Γ ME KY TPAIANOC ∆EKIOC CEB, , draped and right, from behind, three pellets below; ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC, standing left on branch, wings spread, wreath in beak, S C in ; ; SOLD
The Dacian Kingdom existed between 82 B.C. until the Trajan's conquest in 106 A.D. This coin commemorates Decius' recovery of Roman from rebelling Carpo-Dacians. The province was abandoned by in 275, recovered again by Constantine the Great by 336, but abandoned again permanently soon after Constantine's death.RB83139.
, 112e; 9413, VF, , 9.662 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 250 - 251 A.D.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right; , standing left, wearing robe reaching feet, Dacian in right; ; SOLD
His troops forced to assume the imperial dignity and although he protested his loyalty, Philip advanced against him. was victorious and Philip was killed. The Senate then recognized as Emperor, giving him the attribute Traianus as a reference to that emperor. As the historian Zosimus later noted: "Decius was therefore clothed in purple and forced to undertake the government, despite his reluctance and unwillingness."RS40105. Silver
, 11b, 4, 6, 9366, EF, 4.363 g, maximum 23.2 mm, 240o, Rome mint, 249 - 251 A.D.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right, from behind; , on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, in left; SOLD
, about 30 miles of Joppa and about 70 miles northwest of Jerusalem, was the capital of the Roman province of , the seat of the procurators, and the headquarters of the Roman troops. It was founded by Herod the Great and named after .JD14114. Bronze AE 29,
829 var, aF, 19.500 g, maximum 29.0 mm, 0o, Maritima mint, 249 - 250 A.D.; IMP C C MES Q TRA DECIVS AVG or similar, laureate, draped and right, from behind; COL PR F AVG C METROP SP or similar, , palm-tree and olive-tree behind; ; SOLD
In 249, began persecuting the Christians and others refusing to participate in Emperor worship.RS26721. Silver
, 11b, 4, 6, 9366, EF, die worn, 3.933 g, maximum 22.6 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 249 - 251 A.D.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right, from behind; , on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, in left; ; SOLD
In Roman mythology, was the minor goddess of trade and honest merchants. was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor ( ). The , a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The signifies the prosperity which results from and . RS34675. Silver
, 45 var (no mark), VF, grainy, 4.030 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 0o, 3rd , Antioch mint, IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right from behind, three pellets below; AEQVITAS , standing left holding in extended right and in left; ; SOLD
In Roman religion every man has a , a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of . Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a . On coins we find inscriptions to the of the Roman people, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI dedicates this coin to the of the army in (western Balkans).
Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a in one hand, and a or a in the other.RS28147. Silver
, 16, 49, 9374, aEF, 4.546 g, maximum 22.2 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 249 - 251 AD.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, and right, from behind; GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, in right, in left, right; SOLD
, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D.
, p. 135, 113b; 9401, VF, small , 15.607 g, maximum 28.0 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 251 A.D.; IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate, draped and right, from behind; DAC[IA ] S C, standing left, wearing robe reaching feet, legionary in right; nice ; ; SOLD
Maeonia, , Time of , c. 250 A.D.
RP82381. Bronze AE 18,
p. 131, 31, aVF, 2.981 g, maximum 19.6 mm, 180o, vine-tree with large trunk, branches and two bunches of grapes; MAIONΩN, bearded , naked, holding and lion-skin and leaning on club; SOLD
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