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.

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Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A complete base silver radiate of Trajan D…
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Record: PUBLIC-D4BA05
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: Copper alloy as of Trajan Decius (AD 249-2…
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