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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Trajan Decius| > SH71498
Trajan Decius, July 249 - First Half of June 251 A.D.
The Dacian Kingdom existed between 82 B.C. until the Trajan's conquest in 106 A.D. This coin commemorates Trajan Decius' recovery of Roman Dacia from rebelling Carpo-Dacians. The province was abandoned by Aurelian in 275, recovered again by Constantine the Great by 336, but abandoned again permanently soon after Constantine's death.
SH71498. Copper as, RIC IV 113c (R); Cohen V 29; Hunter II - (noted p. xcvii), SRCV III 9423, VF/F, well centered, some earthen encrustation, Rome mint, weight 9.877g, maximum diameter 25.0mm, die axis 0o, 5th emission, 251 A.D.; obverse IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse DACIA, Dacia standing left, wearing robe reaching feet, Roman legionary standard before her in her right hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking at sides; we know of only a few other examples of the type and this is the first example handled by Forum; very rare; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

IMPCAESCMESSQDECIOTRAIAVG
IMPCAESCMESSTRAIQDECIOAVG
IMPCAESQTRAIANVSDECIVS
IMPCAETRADECAVG
IMPCAETRADECIVSAVG
IMPCDECIVSAVG
IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG
IMPTRAIANVSAVGDECIVS
IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG


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