Antoninianus - Herennia Etruscilla PVDICITIA AVG; Pudicitia

Features

Country Roman Empire
(Rome)
Emperor Decius (249-251)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 249-251
Value Antoninianus = 2 Denarii (2)
Currency Antoninianus, Reform of Caracalla (AD 215 – 301)
Composition Silver
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References RIC IV.3# 58B,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland; 1949. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 4.3. Gordian III – Uranius Antoninus (AD 238–253). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.4.tr_d.58B
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Bust of Herennia Etruscilla, diademed, draped, on crescent, right.

Lettering: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG

Translation:
Herennia Etruscilla Augusta.
The venerable Herennia Etruscilla.

Reverse

Pudicitia, draped, veiled, standing left, drawing veil with right hand, holding sceptre in left hand.

Lettering: PVDICITIA AVG

Translation:
Pudicitia Augustae.
Purity of the empress.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 3.2–5.59 g;
Diameter varies: 18–23.5 mm;

Example of this type:
American Numismatic Society (ANS)

Source:
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (249-251) 

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