Trajan Decius, AR antoninianus (22 mm, 4.05 g). Rome, A.D. 250. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius right / ADVENTVS AVG, emperor on horseback left, extending arm in salute and holding scepter. RIC 11b. Naturally, they decided to pair this portrait with the oldest, most worn-out reverse die that they could find lying around the mint. (Though I suppose that if they’d used a newer reverse die, I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford this one). The reverse is an Adventus type, which shows Decius on horseback, and celebrates his arrival to Rome after defeating Philip I the Arab. His big arrival into Rome went much better than his departure from Rome...the year after this coin was struck, he was killed in battle against the Goths, earning him the distinction of being the first emperor to die in battle against a foreign enemy. Not a whole lot of good luck for 3rd Century emperors. Please share your coins of Trajan Decius, Adventus reverses, or any coin with a new obverse paired with an old worn reverse die.