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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

Coin image Trajan Decius
Bronze as issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, standard to right, SC across.
Fine   |   AUD $60.00
Coin image Trajan Decius
Bronze dupondius issued AD 251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: DACIA, Dacia standing holding Roman standard.
Good Fine   |   AUD $75.00
Coin image Trajan Decius
Bronze as issued AD 249.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopiae.
Fine-Very Fine   |   AUD $80.00
Coin image Trajan Decius
Bronze sestertius issued AD 250/251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: PANNONIAE, Two Pannoniae standing side by side, each holding standard, SC across.
Fine   |   AUD $90.00
Coin image Trajan Decius
Silver antoninianus issued AD 251.
Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right.
Rev: GEN ILLVRICI, Genius of Illyricum standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Nearly Extremely Fine   |   AUD $130.00
Coin image Trajan Decius, Syria, Antioch
Billon tetradrachm issued AD 249-251.
Obv: AYT K Γ ME TPAIANOC ΔEKIOC CEB, Laureate, draped bust facing right, S below bust.
Rev: ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC, Eagle with spread wings standing on palm, head right, wreath in beak (SC in ex.).
Good Fine   |   AUD $140.00
Coin image 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