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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Volusian| > RS87915
Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
Virtus (courage, valor) is depicted as a helmeted soldier, often a female, in armor holding a spear, parazonium, victory or a shield. Virtus and Mars can usually be distinguished since Mars is usually shown nude and Virtus is always shown clothed.
RS87915. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 206, RSC IV 133, Hunter III 47, SRCV III 9776, VF, well centered, good portrait, toned, reverse a little weak, frosty surfaces, die wear, tiny edge splits, Rome mint, weight 3.098g, maximum diameter 22.3mm, die axis 180o, c. Nov 251 - Jul/Aug 253 A.D.; obverse IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), Virtus standing half right, wearing crested helmet and military garb, inverted spear behind in right hand, resting left hand on grounded shield; ex Beast Coins; SOLD


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