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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Trajan Decius| > RS77193
Divus Nerva, Commemorative Issued by Trajan Decius, 250 - 251 A.D.
|Trajan| |Decius|, |Divus| |Nerva,| |Commemorative| |Issued| |by| |Trajan| |Decius,| |250| |-| |251| |A.D.|, RIC notes that the commencement of the divi series of antoniniani may be attributed with certainty by their weight to Trajan Decius and issue may have continued into the reign of Trebonianus Gallus. An otherwise identical type was struck with the obverse legend DIVO NERVE (RIC 83b). The final visible letter does not, however, looks more like an A than an E and there does seem to be a slight indication of the missing final letter.
RS77193. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV Decius 84b (R2); RSC II Nerva 153; Hunter III p. 256, 14; SRCV III 9469, Choice gVF, superb portrait, well centered, light toning with mint luster in recessed areas, some areas frosty, some a little porous, die wear, tiny flan crack, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, weight 3.552g, maximum diameter 21.2mm, 250 - 251 A.D.; obverse DIVO NERVAE, radiate head of Divus Nerva right; reverse CONSECRATIO, large rectangular flaming altar, taller than it is wide, with two panel doors on front; rare; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

IMPCAESCMESSQDECIOTRAIAVG
IMPCAESCMESSTRAIQDECIOAVG
IMPCAESQTRAIANVSDECIVS
IMPCAETRADECAVG
IMPCAETRADECIVSAVG
IMPCDECIVSAVG
IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG
IMPTRAIANVSAVGDECIVS
IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG


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