Coin Catalogue

Trajan Decius 249 – 251 A.D.

Decius was a leading commander in the employ of the emperor Philip I. When several revolts broke out in different quarters of the empire Decius was selected to push back the Goths. Dutifully, he went on his way and did so effective a job of handling the invaders that the soldiers hailed him as their emperor on the spot. Philip was none too amused at this and gathered his army to meet the new usurper. A major battle was fought at their meeting point in Verona ending with Philip’s defeat.

On arrival to Rome he was well received by the people and the Senate. However, he hardly earned any brownie points when he became a rather energetic persecutor of Christians. Before long he was engaged in another bout of incursions from the Goths. This time luck was not on his side and a tactical error on his part led to the early death of his son and co-Augustus Herennius Etruscus. Trying to marshall the spirits of his men he is recorded as brushing off the loss with “The death of one soldier but hardly bothers me”. Despite this bit of battlefield hubris his own death was to come moments later. Speculation of contemporary biographers look suspiciously on Trebonianus Gallus, who became emperor immediately afterwards.




AU Aureus


RIC 10a, C 1 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG – Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia. July – December 250 (Rome).



RIC 11, C 3 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVSAVG – Trajan Decius riding horse left, raising hand and holding scepter.



RIC 12v Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DACIA – Dacia standing left, hold a staff with an ass’s head on it. [RIC lists only in silver]. 249-250 (Rome).



RIC 16a, C 48 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCILLVRICIANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. 249-251 (Rome).



RIC 21, C 85 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing facing, each raising a hand; Pannonia on left has standard behind her, one on right is holding a standard. $4,410 2/18/02.



RIC 28, C 104 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VBERITASAVG – Uberitas standing, facing, holding purse and cornucopia. $3,200 4/1/01.



RIC 29a, C 107 Aureus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. $3,200 9/19/01.




AR Antoninianus


RIC 1, C 6 Antoninianus Obv: IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVSAVG – Trajan Decius riding horse left, raising hand and holding scepter.



RIC 4, C 63 Antoninianus Obv: IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCITVSILLVRICIANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. 249 (Rome).



RIC 7c, C 111 Antoninianus Obv: IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 249 (Rome). $79 4/16/03.



RIC 9, C 45 Antoninianus Obv: IMPTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENILLVRICI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.



RIC 10b, C 2 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ABVNDANTIAAVG – Abundantia standing right, pouring out cornucopia. July – December 250 (Rome). $25 11/23/02.



RIC 11b, C 4 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVSAVG – Trajan Decius horse riding left, raising hand and holding scepter. 249-250 (Rome).



RIC 12b, C 16 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DACIA – Dacia standing left, holding staff with ass’s head on it. 249-250 (Rome). $13 6/12/04.



RIC 13, C 27 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DACIA – Dacia standing left, holding standard.



RIC 16c, C 49 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCILLVRICIANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. 250 (Rome).



RIC 18, C 64 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCITVSLLVRICIANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. 249-251 (Rome).



RIC 21b, C 86 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing facing, each raising a hand; Pannonia on left has standard behind her, one on right is holding a standard. 250 (Rome).



RIC 23 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing facing, each raising a hand; Pannonia on left has standard behind her, one on right is holding a standard. [Same as RIC 21 except both Pannoniae look to the left]. 250-251 (Rome).



RIC 25 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing, facing, each raising hand and holding a standard. 250-251 (Rome). $300 11/30/02.



RIC 26, C 81 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae facing each other, shaking hands in front of standard in the center.



RIC 28b, C 105 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VBERITASAVG – Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia. 250 (Rome). $14 12/6/01.



RIC 29c, S 2714 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. 250 (Rome).



RIC 38a corrected, Hunter 23, C 43 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAETRADECAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENILLVRICI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. 251 (Rome).



RIC 41a, C 82 Antoninianus Obv: IMPCAETRADECAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing facing each other, shaking hands; standard between. 250-251 (Mediolanum). $70 5/22/02.



RIC 45c, C 9b Antoninianus Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGG – Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 249 (Antioch).




AR Antoninianus (Commemorative Series)


RIC 78 Antoninianus, Augustus Commemorative Obv: DIVOAVGVSTO – Radiate head of Caesar Augustus.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Altar.



RIC 80, C 652 Antoninianus, Vespasian Commemorative Obv: DIVOVESPASIANO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle. 250-251 (Rome). $235 10/15/02.



RIC 81a, C 404 Antoninianus, Titus Commemorative Obv: DIVOTITO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle.



RIC 82b, C 405 Antoninianus, Titus Commemorative Obv: DIVOTITO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Altar. 250-251 (Rome). $225 5/22/02.



RIC 83a Antoninianus, Nerva Commemorative Obv: DIVONERVAE – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle with head left and up.



RIC 85b, C 566 Antoninianus, Trajan Commemorative Obv: DIVOTRAIANO – Radiate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle.



RIC 86a, C 590 Antoninianus, Trajan Commemorative Obv: DIVOTRAIANO – Radiate head right, draped left shoulder.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Altar.



RIC 90, C 1189 Antoninianus, Antoninus Pius Commemorative Obv: DIVOPIO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Altar. $305 6/11/02.



RIC 93, C 1009 Antoninianus, Commodus Commemorative Obv: DIVOCOMMODO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle with head left and up. $92 8/23/02.



RIC 95, C 799 Antoninianus, Septimius Severus Commemorative Obv: DIVOSEVERO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle with head left and up.



RIC 96, C 800 Antoninianus, Septimius Severus Commemorative Obv: DIVOSEVERO – Radiate head of Septimus Severus.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Lighted altar. 250-251 (Rome). $225 9/25/02.



RIC 97, C 599 Antoninianus, Severus Alexander Commemorative Obv: DIVOALEXANDRO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Eagle. 250-251 (Rome). $300 5/22/02.



RIC 98, C 598 Antoninianus, Severus Alexander Commemorative Obv: DIVOALEXANDRO – Radiate head right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO – Altar. $171 12/21/02.




AE Double Sestertius


RIC 115a, C 39 Double Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASSAECVLI – Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 249-251 (Rome).



RIC 115c, C 40 Double Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITASSAECVLI – Felicitas standing, facing, holding caduceus and cornucopia.



RIC 126c Double Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm; S C across fields. 249-250 (Rome).




AE Sestertius


RIC 112a, C 18 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DACIA – Dacia standing left, holding staff with ass’s head. $585 5/22/02.



RIC 114b, Hunter 45, C 35 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DACIAFELIX – Dacia standing left, holding standard; S C across fields. 249-250 (Rome). $375 1/31/04.



RIC 116a, C 47 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENILLVRICI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. $737 11/20/00.



RIC 121 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG – Trajan Decius seated left on platform accompanied by lictor and Liberalitas, facing citizen to lower left.



RIC 124a, C 87 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PANNONIAE – Two Pannoniae standing, facing, each holding a standard.



RIC 126d, C 117 Sestertius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG – Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 249-250 (Rome).




AE Dupondius


RIC 117d, C 55 Dupondius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GENIVSEXERCILLYRICIANI – Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right.



RIC 120c, C 72 Dupondius Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG – Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.




AE As


RIC 120a, C 71 As Obv: Obv: IMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG – Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITASAVG – Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.


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