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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius (Emperor AD 249-251), RIC 58b, RSC 17, 4.26 gms, Obverse:  draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, resting on a crescent, and wearing a stephane in her waved hair, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse:  Pudicitia standing left, pulling her veil from her face with her right hand and holding a long scepter in her left arm, PVDICITIA AVG, a very lustrous coin with a superb and very fetching portrait of the empress, a detailed though ever so slightly softly struck Pudicitia (typical from my experience) on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, with that exception a well struck (and as struck) and centered coin that is a beauty, graded Spectacular Extremely Fine (I agree with all of that!) for the obverse and Almost Extremely Fine for the reverse, Asking price:  $165 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

000_4425.jpg000_4422.jpg000_4427.jpg000_4421.jpgHerennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius (Emperor AD 249-251), struck AD 249-251, RIC 59b, RSC 19,  4.46 gms, Obverse:  draped and diademed bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, resting on a crescent, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse:  Pudicitia seated left, drawing on her veil with her right hand and holding a scepter in her left arm, PVDICITIA AVG, very lustrous coin, beautiful portrait of the empress, detailed Pudicitia and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a gorgeous coin graded Spectacular Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it:  “As struck, excellent silver from hoard.”  A well struck and centered coin with a much better struck Pudicitia than most (by far) I’ve seen, the “line” following the contour of the empress’s face is “there” in hand but it blends in perfectly in hand (quite high relief portrait), the photography accentuates it (not double struck!),   Asking price:  $295 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

000_3823.jpg000_3822.jpg000_3821.jpg000_3820.jpg000_3819.jpg000_3817.jpg000_3816.jpg000_3815.jpg000_3814.jpg000_3813.jpg000_3812.jpgHerennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius, emperor AD 249-251, minted AD 249-251, RIC 59b, RSC IV 19,  4.49 gms, Obverse:  diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, resting on a crescent, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse:  Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, her right hand drawing on her veil and holding a scepter in her left arm, PVDICITIA, very lustrous coin, a beautiful portrait of the empress, very detailed Pudicitia, struck much better than most I’ve seen by far, full and sharp legends on both sides, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin states of it:  “As Struck, mirror surfaces never cleaned and one of the two very best picks among 390 Etruscilla from a huge hoard.”  A truly beautiful coin, Asking price:  $285 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered overseas (please see shipping information page)

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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

000_3204.JPG000_3202.JPG000_3199.JPG000_3197.JPG000_3196.JPG000_3194.JPG000_3192.JPG000_3190.JPG000_3188.JPGHerennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius, RIC IV, Part III, 58; RSC 17; Van Meter 5, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, her hair elaborately styled, resting on a crescent, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse: Pudicitia standing left, pulling on her veil and holding a transverse scepter, PVDICITIA AVG, very lustrous coin, a very beautiful and sharp portrait of the empress in high relief, detailed reverse that is struck with a fresher die than most I’ve seen for this issue, full and clear legends on both sides. Note: the “spot” on the empress’s hair is quite accurately in quotes, because it isn’t a spot or any sort of discoloration. Even in bright light and turning the coin the tiny smooth spot there blends in to make it nearly imperceptible, and is hardly noticeable, much less a detraction. A beautiful coin well struck and centered with a very pretty portrait of the empress, Asking price: $170 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3187.JPG

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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

000_0834.JPG000_0831.JPG000_0829.JPG000_0828.JPG000_0827.JPG000_0825.JPG000_0823.JPG000_0822.JPG000_0821.JPGHerennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius, struck at Rome AD 249, RIC 57; RSC 14; Van Meter 4, 23 mm, 4.4 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, stephane in her hair, on a crescent, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse: Juno standing left, holding a patera and a scepter, a peacock at her feet, IVNO REGINA, very lustrous coin, sharp and beautiful portrait of the empress in high relief. Though slightly softly struck, the reverse is nevertheless very, very nice, especially in hand, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, a scarcer type for Herennia Etruscilla, and the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it Near EF, which grade I think it abundantly deserves, a very, very lovely and lustrous coin, Asking price: $145    includes priority shipping and insurance000_0820.JPG

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Herennia Etruscilla Antoninianus

000_9817.JPG000_9815.JPG000_9814.JPG000_9812.JPG000_9811.JPG000_9810.JPG000_9809.JPG000_9808.JPG000_9807.JPG000_9806.JPG000_9804.JPG000_9803.JPG000_9802.JPG000_9801.JPG000_9799.JPGHerennia Etruscilla Antoninianus, wife of Trajan Decius, RIC IV, Part III, 58; RSC 17; Van Meter 5, 4.1 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Herennia Etruscilla facing right, resting on a crescent, HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, Reverse: Pudicitia, veiled, standing left with her right hand drawing her veil and holding a scepter with her left, PVDICITIA AVG, very lustrous coin with very, very light and attractive toning, an absolutely beautiful and fetching portrait of the empress, sharp and in high relief, full and sharp obverse legend, detailed Pudicitia in high relief and struck better than I’ve typically seen on this reverse for Herennia Etruscilla, reverse legend slightly softly struck, but full and very clear, a lovely coin with an especially pretty portrait of the empress, Asking price: $175 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9798.JPG

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