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ERIC Table of Contents


Title Page

Introduction

About Roman Coins

Denominations

Coins of Other Ancient Cultures

Identifying Roman Coins

How To Use This Book

Mintmarks

Mint Map

Pricing And Grading

Bibliography

Reference Catalogs Cited

Coin Terms Used

Glossary

Rarity Tables

Index of Rulers

Photography Credits

Additional Web Resources

Imperial Catalog:

AUGUSTUS
LIVA
AGRIPPA
NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS
GERMANICUS
AGRIPPINA I
TIBERIUS
DRUSUS
ANTONIA
CALIGULA
CLAUDIUS I
BRITANNICUS
AGRIPPINA II
NERO
GALBA
CLODIUS MACER
OTHO
VITELLIUS
VESPASIAN
DOMITILLA
TITUS
DOMITIAN
DOMITIA
JULIA TITI
NERVA
TRAJAN
PLOTINA
MARCIANA
MATIDIA
HADRIAN
SABINA
AELIUS
ANTONINUS PIUS
FAUSTINA I
MARCUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA II
LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA
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PERTINAX
DIDIUS JULIANUS
MANLIA SCANTILLA
DIDIA CLARA
PESCENNIUS NIGER
CLODIUS ALBINUS
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
JULIA DOMNA
CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA
GETA
MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN
ELAGABALUS
JULIA MAESA
JULIA SOAEMIAS
JULIA PAULA
AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
JULIA MAMAEA
ORBIANA
MAXIMINUS I
PAULINA
MAXIMUS
GORDIAN I
GORDIAN II
BALBINUS
PUPIENUS
GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA
PHILIP I
OTACILIA SEVERA
PHILIP II
PACATIAN
JOTAPIAN
TRAJAN DECIUS
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN
TREBONIANUS GALLUS
VOLUSIAN
AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA
SILBANNACUS
URANIUS ANTONINUS
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GALLIENUS
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LICINIUS II
CRISPUS
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MAXIMINUS
PRISCUS ATTALUS
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HONORIA
PETRONIUS MAXIMINUS
AVITUS
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ANTHEMIUS
EUPHEMIA
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GLYCERIUS
JULIUS NEPOS
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ARCADIUS
EUDOXIA
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THEODOSIUS II
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LEO I
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ERIC The Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins
by Rasiel Suarez


Herennius Etruscus 

Augustus 251 

Taking the male form of his mother's name, Etruscus was the son of Trajan Decius. Together with his father and younger brother Hostilian, the three were briefly co-emperors before he was killed in a battle with the Goths in Moesia (present Bulgaria) along with Decius himself. 
 
During this period of many short-term emperors one would expect that many of them would be hopelessly rare today. All other things being equal that would be a fine assumption. But the fact is that it was a time when the mints were making coins in record numbers. 
 
On a rarity scale for these years he is somewhat scarcer than Volusian and Trebonianus Gallus but considerably less so than a Hostilian or Aemilian
 
The main bulk of the coins available, to no oneís surprise, will be the Antoninianus a sample of which one can buy off Ebay in relatively nice condition for between $50-$100. Among these the most common will be those with the various sacrificial devices used in the religious rituals of the day. This is the predominant type used for Princes of the third century who were being groomed for the imperial position. 
 
Coins of Herennius Etruscus as Augustus, which he appears to have been only for a few weeks, are very rare.  

 

Busts:  

1) Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right 
2) Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right 
3) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right 

 

Obverses: 

 
1) HEREN ETRV MES Q V DECIVS CAESAR 
2) HEREN TRV MES Q V DECIVS CAESAR 
3) IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIO AVG 
4) IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIVS AVG 
5) Q HER ETR MES DECIVS AVG 
6) Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C 
7) Q HERINNIVS ETR MES DECIVS NOB C 

 

Reverses: 

 
4) MAR PROP 
9) PIETAS AVGVSTORVM 

 

Types: 

 
1) Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia 
2) Apollo seated left, holding branch. 
3) Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. 
4) Goat advancing left 
5) Hands, in handshake 
6) Herennius Etruscus riding horse left, raising hand and holding spear. 
7) Herennius Etruscus standing left, holding standard and spear 
8) Herennius Etruscus standing left, holding wand and spear 
9) Herennius Etruscus standing left, sacrificing over altar 
10) Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield 
11) Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus 
12) Pannonia standing, facing, holding helmet and standard
13) Pietas standing left, raising hands over altar
14) Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter
15) Sacrificial implements: simpulum, cruet, lituus, etc. (variously arranged) 
16) Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt. 
17) Temple with (6) columns, statue within 
18) Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia 
19) Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
20) Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm 
21) Wreath, VOTIS DECENNALIBVS within 

 

Mints: 

 
1) Mediolanum 
2) Roma 

 
 
AU Aureus Reference(s) 
 
1) B1, O6, R12, T08 RIC 147a (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 25 

AR Antoninianus Reference(s) 
 
2) B3, O3, R08, T11 RIC 151a (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 13a 
3) B3, O3, R17, T20 RIC 154 (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 41 
4) B3, O6, R02, T05 RIC 138 (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 4 
5) B3, O6, R08, T11 RIC 142b (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 11 
6) B3, O6, R09, T15 RIC 143 (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 14 
7) B3, O6, R12, T02 RIC 146 (IViii, Trajan Decius
8) B3, O6, R12, T08 RIC 147c (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 26 
9) B3, O6, R15, T16 RIC 149 (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 39 

 
 
10) B1, O6, R12, T08 RIC 147b (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 27 

 
 
11) B1, O6, R09, T15 Exe: SC RIC 168a (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 15 
12) B1, O6, R10, T02  
13) B1, O6, R12, T08 RIC 171a (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 28 

 
AE As 
 
14) B1, O6, R08, T11 RIC 167b (IViii, Trajan Decius), C 13 

 

Herennius Etruscus Busts 

Herennius Etruscus Types