1ST Coin of the year..Herennius Etruscus

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  1. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    Herennius Etruscus, Moesia Superior, Viminacium Ae26, 7.71g. 251 AD.
    Bare Head of Emperor right, obverse. City Goddess facing standing between bull and lion reverse. ref. Wildwinds, Moushmov 50
    According to sources, he was the 1st Roman Emperor to be killed in battle by enemies of Rome(Goths), falling before his father, Trajan Decius, who died later the same day. His mother was Herennia Estrucilla and older brother of Emperor Hostilian.

    AS ALWAYS, FEEL FREE TO POST YOU COINS AND COMMENTS PEEPS!:) Hernninus Etruscus Mosia Superior Vinimcum 001.JPG Hernninus Etruscus Mosia Superior Vinimcum 002.JPG
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I don't have one of him from Viminacium, but I do have one of his mama:

    Etruscilla Viminacium.jpg
    Herennia Etruscilla, AD 249-253
    Roman provincial Æ; 12.67 g, 27.45 mm, 7 h
    Moesia Superior, Viminacium, AD 249-250
    Obv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right
    Rev: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing left between bull and lion; ANXI (year 11 = 249/50) in exergue
    Refs: SGI 4220 var.; BMC 3.18, 32 var.; Pick 136; Moushmov 48.
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  4. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    I still need this guy!

    I do have a couple of Viminacium bull/lion combos. This rough Philip I is my best one.


    Philip I, the Arab, 244 -249 A.D., Viminacium, Moesia Superior

    O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; R: P M S COL VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands over bull on left standing right and lion on right standing left, AN VIIII (year 9 of the Viminacium colonial era..248 AD) in exergue . Varbanov I 138. 28 mm, 17.9 g
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice bronze.

    Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.)
    Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch
    Billon Tetradrachm
    O: EPENNE TPOY ME KY DEKIOC KECAP, Bare headed draped bust right, five dots beneath.
    R: DEMAPX EXOYCIAC, Eagle standing left, head left, tail to right, wreath in beak, with wings spread, standing on palm, SC in exe.
    Antioch Mint, 251 A.D.
    McAlee 1153e; Prieur 636

    Herennius Etruscus ( 251 A.D.)
    AR Antoninianus
    O: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
    R: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Herennius standing left, holding baton and spear.
    RIC IV 147c; RSC 26
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  6. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Nothing to share but wanted to say nice coin G.
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  7. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coin, looks like great surfaces as well. Congrats.
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    thanks D:)
  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ty AA:)
  10. randygeki

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  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Like these bull and lion provincials , here are a few in my collection:



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  12. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Nice start @ominus1 ! Love the Antoninianus @Mat - don't think I've seen one before. Here are a couple relevant coins room my collection:

    Herennius Etruscus, AD 251
    Tetradrachm, 27mm, 11.7g; 12h; Antioch, Syria
    Obv.: EPENNE TPOY ME KY ΔEKIOC KECAP; bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, three dots beheath bust (=officiana 3)
    Rev.: ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC; eagle standing right on palm branch, head right, tail left, wreath in beak
    In Ex.: SC

    Philip I, AD 244-248
    AE, 15.1g, 28mm; 6h; Viminacium, AD 248
    Obv.: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG; laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: P M S COL VIM; Moesia standing, looking left between bull and lion
    In Ex.: AN VIIII
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  13. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Wonderful posts everyone!!
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  14. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Nice! H.E. is one of the handful of Emperors still missing in my bronze collection.
    Haven´t seen one nice enough to replace my silver piece yet:


    Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C - Draped and radiate bust right
    PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - Apollo seated left, holding laurel-branch and resting left arm on lyre
    Antoninianus, Rome Early 251
    RIC 146, RSC 24a, Hunter 9

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  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  16. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Wow, the "bare head" looks more like ET! Further proof of alien contact?????
  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Nice photos /posts everyone. I am also missing him, and his Mom, from my collection. Hopefully pick some up in 2018.
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  18. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Redditor Lucis Aeternae

    No H.E.'s for me yet. I also need a Hostilian....
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  19. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    My only H.E. From @Valentinian's pick bin last year. I need a better photo.

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  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This is the matching Hostilian. C VAI HOST M QVINTVS C
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