Roman Empire Trajun Decius, Rome Mint, (249-251 AD), RSC-49. Obverse: Radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Reverse: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.A nice example with a strong portrait. NGC Grade Choice Extra Fine. Decius was proclaimed emperor by his troops after putting down a rebellion in Moesia. In 249, he defeated and killed Philip (previous Roman emperor from 244 to 249). Near Verona and was recognized as emperor by the Senate afterwards. During his reign, he attempted to strengthen the Roman state and its religion, leading to the Decian persecution, where a number of prominent Christians (including Pope Fabian) were put to death. In the last year of his reign, Decius co-ruled with his son Herennius Etruscus, until they were both killed by the Goths in the Battle of Abritus. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Ancient\Roman: Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "jt-florida" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.