Herennius Etruscus – 251 AD

Herennius Etruscus

As Caesar 250-251 AD
As Augustus 251 AD


Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius was the eldest son of Trajan Decius and Herennia Etruscilla. Herennius was raised to the rank of Caesar in 250 AD and the following year, 251 AD, he received the rank of Augustus. Soon after becoming co-emperor, he joined his father on the frontier war against the Goths. Herennius himself led the troops into Moesia to protect the Danubian provinces. He was at his father’s side throughout most engagements into the disasterous battle at Abrittus in June 251 AD. Both he and his father were killed in that battle against the Goths led by Kniva.


Monetary System

Mints: Rome, Milan, Antioch

Obverse Legends:

As Caesar

HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C
HEREN ETRV MES QV DECIVS CAESAR

As Augustus

IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIO AVG


DENOMINATIONS

As Caesar

AU Aureus (6.54 grams)
AR Antoninianus
AR Denarius (3.54 grms)
AR Quinarius (1.58 grms)
Æ Sesterius
Æ Dupondius or As

As Augustus

AU Aureus (6.54 grams)
AR Antoninianus


Monetary History of the World
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