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Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Decius

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 249

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the head of Emperor Decius, facing to the right. On the back (reverse), Virtus (Valor) is depicted holding a branch and spear.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Antoninianus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Decius

Date

249 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG Reverse: VIRTVS AVG

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 4.24 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.1022

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