Herennius Etruscus              251 A.D.


Taking the male form of his mother's name, Etruscus was the son of Trajan Decius. Together with his father and younger brother Hostilian, the three were briefly co-emperors before he was killed in a battle with the Goths in Moesia (present Bulgaria) along with Decius himself.


AR Antoninianus 250--251 A.D. as caesar

Rome 251 A.D. as augustus

22 mm.

Obv. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. PIETAS AVGVSTORVM: Priestly implements

C. 14, Van Meter 10