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Trajan Decius

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

Decius was a commander of the Danubian legions who won a great victory against the Goths, late in the reign of Philip. His jubilant soldiers proclaimed him emperor and he marched on Italy against Philip. He appointed his eldest son Caesar and then co Emperor and raised his younger son to be Caesar. He marched against the Goths, but he and his eldest son fell in battle against them


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 and cuirassed bust facing right.
Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius of the Army holding patera and cornucopiae, standard behind.
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 wolf's 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 wolf's head.
Very Fine   |   AUD $350.00