Decius

Reece Period attributed: Period 12

Obverse image of a coin of Decius

Member of the Third Century Emperors dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 249 until 251.

Quintus Decius Valerinus was born ca. 190 and was the first of many emperors to come from the Balkans. His career included a consulship and three governorships, and served as urban prefect under Philip I.

After Philip’s death, Decius went to Rome and consolidated his power; he took the name Traianus out of respect for the great emperor of the last century, and undertook many building projects. He also repaired the Colosseum, which continued to be struck by lightning.

Decius is remembered for persecuting Christians and forcing them to sacrifice to the emperor, though his edict was in fact not aimed solely at Christians. Decius died in battle against the Goths—the first emperor to die fighting a foreign enemy.

Latest examples recorded with images

We have recorded 23 examples.

PAS record number: SUR-C10A36

Record: SUR-C10A36
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A slightly worn base silver radiate of Trajan Decius dating to the period AD 249-251 (Reece Period 12). DACIA, Dacia standing left holding a …
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PAS record number: DUR-720803

Record: DUR-720803
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A complete silver Antonianus of Decius dating to the period AD 249 to 251 (Reece Period12). VICTORIA AVG reverse type depicting Victory runni…
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PAS record number: BERK-8979A0

Record: BERK-8979A0
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A worn copper alloy Roman dupondius or as of Trajan Decius, dating to the period AD 249-251. Unclear reverse. Reece period 12.
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PAS record number: NMS-A4CB80

Record: NMS-A4CB80
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy radiate of Trajan Decius, probably an irregular cast copy, reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing left, weight 2.24g, RIC - (pre…
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PAS record number: CAM-E83EA3

Record: CAM-E83EA3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: An base-silver incomplete Radiate of Trajan Decius. AD249-251 (Reece period 12). Reverse legend reads AD[VEN]TVS AVG. Reverse shows Trajan…
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