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Herennius Etruscus, Early 251 - First Half of June 251 A.D.
Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RS70526. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV Decius 143, RSC IV 14, Hunter III 7, SRCV III 9521, EF, centered, superb portrait, some mint luster, Rome mint, weight 4.365g, maximum diameter 22.4mm, die axis 225o
, as caesar, 250 - early 251 A.D.; obverse Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGVSTORVM (to the piety of the Emperor), implements of the augurate and pontificate: aspergillum (sprinkler), culullus (cup) or simpulum (ladle), ewer (jug), patera (libation bowl), and lituus (augural wand); ex Freeman & Sear, Fixed Price List 5 (Spring 1998), lot E; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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