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Herennia Etruscilla, Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior

Wife of Trajan Decius and mother of Herennius Etruscus & Hostilian

Æ; 27mm/13.50gm

Con/ Thick glossy green patina, well-centered with sharp strikes on both sides; two ancient scratches, otherwise, Very Fine

Obv/ HER ETRVSCILLA AVG; diad. and draped bust right

Rev/ PMS COL VIM; Moesia standing left, arms outstretched over bull on left facing right and a lion on right facing left; AN IX in ex. = 250-1 AD

Ref/ Sear GICV 4220, RPC IX 28

Seller's Note/ A scarce empress and "must have" for serious Viminacium collectors!

Not sure why, perhaps due to the alloy (?), but Viminacium issues tend to accrue spectacular green patinas.

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