RPC IX, 256


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume IX
Number 256
Province Bithynia-Pontus
Region Bithynia
City Nicaea
Reign Trajan Decius
Person (obv.) Herennius Etruscus (Caesar)
Obverse inscription Γ ΜΕϹ ΚΥΙ ΕΡΕ ΕΤΡΟΥ ΔΕΚΙΟΝ Κ
Nominative Gaius Messius Quintus Herennius Etruscus Decius Caesar
Obverse design radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Etruscus, right, seen from rear
Reverse inscription ΝΙΚΑΙΕΩΝ
Reverse design Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 24 mm
Axis 12
Reference Rec 755
Specimens 4 (2 in the core collections)
Die-links 1, 4: same pair of dies.

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ L: 1838,0419.53 BMC 135
2 2     B: Rauch Rec pl. LXXXV.40, rev.
3 3     Turin see Rec
4 4     Zwicker 1076