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Trajan Decius

Gaius Messius Quintus Decius
Augustus (AD 249-251)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Revolted successfully against Philip he offered a more traditional approach of ruling and took the name Trajan. He fell fighting against the Goths in 251 AD.


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Trajan Decius

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Coins of Trajan Decius currently available

Trajan Decius
Silver antoninianus issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius of the army of Illyricum stg hldg patera and cornucopiae, standard behind.<
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $100.00
Trajan Decius
Silver antoninianus issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: DACIA, Dacia standing holding standard surmounted by wolfs head.<
Very Fine   |   AUD $120.00
Trajan Decius
Silver antoninianus issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius of the Army of Illyricum standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, standard behind.<
Good Very Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Trajan Decius
Bronze sestertius issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: DACIA, Dacia standing holding standard surmounted by wolfs head.<
Very Fine   |   AUD $350.00