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Herennius Etruscus, Early 251 - First Half of June 251 A.D.
|Herennius| |Etruscus|, |Herennius| |Etruscus,| |Early| |251| |-| |First| |Half| |of| |June| |251| |A.D.|, Herennius Etruscus was made Caesar in 250 and co-emperor in early 251. In June 251, Herennius Etruscus became the first Roman emperor to die in battle against a foreign enemy. Herennius died at his father's side, struck in battle by an enemy Goth arrow. Decius survived the initial confrontation, only to be slain with the rest of the army before the end of the day.
RS13939. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 9523, RIC IV 147c, Cohen 26, F, Rome mint, weight 2.966g, maximum diameter 21.6mm, die axis 225o, as caesar, 250 - early 251 A.D.; obverse Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS (to the Prince of Youth), Herennius in military dress, standing left holding rod and spear; scarce; SOLD











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