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Colonia Dacia, Moesia Superior, Volusian, Year Five

Æ; 28mm/10.7gm

Con/ VF+; thick and heavy glossy green patina; 500% better in hand!

Obv/ IMP CC VIB VOLUSIANVS AVG; laur., draped & cuirassed bust right

Rev/ PROVINCIA DACIA; figure of Dacia standing left, holding branch and scepter outstretched over eagle on left facing right and a lion on right facing left; ANV in ex. = 251/2 AD

Ref/ Moushmov Dacia 18, Sear GICV 4360

Seller's Note/ All Provincia Dacia issues are scarce. Volusian was the son of Trebonianus Gallus, and was elevated to the rank of Augustus in 251 AD after the death of Hostillian. With Volusian, a three year emperor murdered by his own troops? Wow!