In 250, , demonstrating his , began a persecution of Christians in an attempt to restore the religion of . Pope Fabian was one of the first martyrs.GS84400. Silver , 142b, 11, 4, 9520, VF, nice portrait, , struck with worn dies, 4.072 g, maximum 23.0 mm, 180o, mint, as , 250 - early 251 A.D.; Q HER ETR MES DECIVS , and draped right, from behind; (to the piety of the two emperors), Mercury standing left, purse in right hand, long transverse in left hand; $90.00 (Ä80.10)
, Early 251 - First Half of June 251 A.D., on
This , or , was on an older , earning 100% profit for the imperial treasury. The and of from the older coin are clearly visible. This is the clearest on any Roman coin we have handled.SH71302. Silver
, 149, 38, 2, 9526, gVF, , , open edge crack, 3.071 g, maximum 22.7 mm, 180o, mint, as , 250 - early 251 A.D.; Q HER ETR MES DECIVS , and draped right, from behind; effects: [EL] SEV AL above, of on cheek; (the hope of the public), walking left, flower in right hand, raising fold of robe with left; effects: obscure below; extraordinarily clear , as such extremely ; SOLD
The dedicates this coin to the Prince of Youth, . When ruled , he was not called emperor or , he was the Princeps, the "first of men." In the empire, the designated successors to the emperor were named and also given the title Princeps Juventutis, the "first of youths." This is the origin of the English word prince, meaning the son of a monarch.SH30387.
, 171a, 28, 6, 22, 9534, VF, excellent portrait, rev double struck, typical squared , light , 16.856 g, maximum 30.3 mm, 0o, mint, as , 250 - early 251 A.D.; Q HER ETR MES DECIVS , bare-headed, draped right, from behind; (to the Prince of Youth), Herennius standing left in military dress, rod downward in right, transverse spear in left, ( ) flanking low across ; ex Numismatik ; ; SOLD
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