Coin Catalogue

Hostilian 250 – 251 A.D.

Hostilian was the son of Trajan Decius and brother of Herennius Etruscus. He was made Augustus along with his father and brother shortly before heading out to meet a barbarian army. Both Decius and Etruscus died in battle leaving him as sole emperor, briefly, before one of Decius’s generals, Trebonianus Gallus, was also elevated to the throne by the surviving soldiers. Hostilian died soon after of the plague at a young age.



AU Aureus


RIC 181b (Trajan Decius), C 33 Aureus Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS – Hostilian standing left, holding standard and spear. 251 (Rome). $18,243 2/18/02.



RIC 182b (Trajan Decius), C 33 Aureus Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRICIPIIVVENTVTIS – Hostilian standing left, holding standard and spear. c.251 (Rome).



RIC 183b (Trajan Decius), C 37 Aureus Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS – Hostilian standing left, holding wand and spear.



Unlisted RIC, Calico 3320 Aureus Obv: GVALEQVTMOSTILIANNC – Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PROVIDENTIAAVG – Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter. c.251 (Rome). $21,727 12/5/02.




AR Antoninianus


RIC 176a (Trajan Decius), C 12 Antoninianus Obv: CVALHOSMESQVINTVSNC – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: MARSPROPVG – Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. $242 5/4/02.



RIC 177b (Trajan Decius), C 15 Antoninianus Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: MARTIPROPVGNATORI – Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield. 251 (Rome). $412 2/18/02.



RIC 181d (Trajan Decius), C 33 Antoninianus Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS – Hostilian standing left, holding standard and spear. $138 9/25/03.



RIC 191a (Trajan Decius), C 59 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAECVALHOSMESQVINTVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IVNONIMARTIALI – Securitas standing, facing, leaning on column and with legs crossed, touching head. $375 9/19/01.



RIC 194a (Trajan Decius) Antoninianus Obv: COVALOSTILMESCOVINTVSCAESAR Exe: IIV – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.



RIC 199a (Trajan Decius), C 54 Antoninianus Obv: COVALOSTILMESCOVINTVSCAESAR Exe: IIV – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: SAECVLVMNOVVM – Temple with six columns; Roma standing within.



RIC 201 (Trajan Decius), C 65 Antoninianus Obv: COVALOSTILMESCOVINTVSCAESAR – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 251 (Rome).



RIC 202c(var.) (Trajan Decius), C 3b Antoninianus Obv: COVALOSTILMESCOVINTVSAVG Exe: IIV – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 251 (Antioch). $57 8/18/02.



RIC 207 (Trajan Decius), C 3b Antoninianus Obv: COVALOSTILMESCOVINTVSAVG – Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: VBERITASAVG – Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia. 251 (Antioch).




AE Sestertius


RIC 216a (Trajan Decius), C 33 Sestertius Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS – Hostilian standing left, holding standard and spear. 251 (Rome).



RIC 219v (Trajan Decius) Sestertius Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS Exe: SC – Apollo seated left, holding branch. [RIC lists for legend IMP CAES C VAL HOST MES Q AVG and notes doubt as to its existence]. 251 (Rome).



RIC 225 (Trajan Decius), C 60 Sestertius Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: SECVRITASAVGG – Securitas standing, facing, leaning on column and with legs crossed, touching head; SC across fields. 251 (Rome). $400 5/21/03.




AE As


RIC 215b (Trajan Decius), C 32 As Obv: CVALENSHOSTILMESQVINTVSNC – Bare-headed, draped bust right.
Rev: PRINCIPIIVVENTVTIS Exe: SC – Apollo seated left, holding branch. 251 (Rome). $500 5/21/03.


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