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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Herennia Etruscilla| > RB59595
Herennia Etruscilla, Augusta July 249 - April/August 253(?) A.D.
In 250 the Plague of Cyprian, a pandemic probably smallpox, began. It was still raging in 270 when it claimed the life of emperor Claudius II Gothicus. At the height of the outbreak, 5,000 people a day were said to be dying in Rome. The plague caused widespread manpower shortages in agriculture and the Roman army.
RB59595. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 136b, Cohen V 22, Hunter III 16, SRCV III 9505, aVF, Rome mint, weight 13.336g, maximum diameter 28.1mm, die axis 180o, 249 - 251 A.D.; obverse HERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG, draped bust right, crescent behind shoulders, wearing stephane, hair in horizontal ridges, plait looped at the back of neck; reverse PVDICITIA AVG (virtue of the Empress), Pudicitia (modesty) seated left, drawing veil with right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; rare; SOLD










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Roman Coins of Herennia Etruscilla