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ANC-1298

250-251 AD Roman Empire AR Antoninianus (XF).

-Issued under the rule of Trajan Decius, the 34th Emperor of the Roman Empire (249-251 AD).
-Obverse features a radiate bust of the emperor, facing right.
-Reverse depicts Abundantia emptying a cornucopia with both hands, standing right.
-Minted in Rome.
-Struck from silver.
-Condition: Ungraded; obverse is Extra Fine (XF) condition, reverse is in Very Fine (VF) condition.

Price:  $90.00 

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Obverse legend 'IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG'
Reverse legend 'ABVNDANTIA AVG'

Trajan Decius proceeded with several building projects in Rome, including the Baths of Decius on the Aventine, which was completed in 252 and survived through to the 16th century; Decius also acted to repair the Colosseum, which had been damaged by lightning strikes.
bundantia was a divine personification of abundance and prosperity; she was among the embodiments of virtues in religious propaganda that cast the emperor as the ensurer of 'Golden Age' conditions.

Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 4.3 grams

Catalog number: RIC#10b, RSC#2, Sear#9