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