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Offline Minimax88

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Hostilian (250-251), silver antoninianus
« on: September 20, 2018, 01:49:41 PM »
Hostilian was the son of Trajan Decius and brother of Herennius Etruscus.

RIC 181d; Sear 9561

C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS NC - radiate, draped bust right.
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - Hostilian standing left holding spear and standard

Unfortunately I can't give you it's precise weight, but it is about 4.5g.
I want to know how would you grade this coin and it's condition. Letters on the reverse are a bit funny.  ;D

Offline Finn235

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Re: Hostilian (250-251), silver antoninianus
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 03:41:06 PM »
Very nice! He's one of the scarcer Crisis era personages that wasn't a usurper. Yours has very nice facial details - not an easy feat on his coins!

I'd say a good very fine, toned with some typical surface pitting. Reverse was struck on a worn die; that's normal for these coins.

After his father and older brother died, he was adopted and raised to co-Augustus by the next emperor, Trebonianus Gallus. He only served for a couple months before he died of illness.