TRAJAN DECIUS Viminacium Legion Ancient Roman Coin BULL & LION i27048
Item: i27048 Authentic Ancient Coin of. Trajan Decius – Roman Emperor: 249-251 A. Bronze 27mm (14.32 grams) Struck in the city of Viminacium in Moesia Superior celebrating the 11th year of the city’s founding circa 249-251 A. Reference: Moushmov 44 , BMC 29, Lindgren 702. IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right. P M S COL VIM, female figure (Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left & lion to right; in ex. Numismatic Note: The bull and the Lion were the symbols of the two legions stationed in the province at the founding of the city. Legio septima Claudia Pia Fidelis (Seventh Claudian Legion) was a Roman legion. Its emblem, as well as of all Caesar’s legions, was the bull, together with the lion. The 7th, along with the 6th , 8th & 9th were all founded by Pompey in Spain in 65 BC. Were ordered to Cisalpine Gaul around 58 BC by Julius Caesar , and marched with him throughout the entire Gallic Wars. Legio VII was one of the two legions used in Caesar’s invasions of Britain , and played a crucial role in The Battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC, and it existed at least until the end of the 4th century, guarding middle Danube. Tiberius Claudius Maximus the Roman soldier who brought the head of Decebalus to emperor Trajan was serving in Legio VII Claudia. Map of the Roman empire in AD 125, under emperor Hadrian Legio VII Claudia , stationed on the river Danube at Viminacium (Kostolac, Serbia), in Moesia Superior province, from AD 58 until the 4th century. Viminacium was a major city of the Romanann province of Moesia (today’s Serbia), and the capital of Moesia Superior. Viminacium was the base camp of Claudia Legio VII , and hosted for some time the Flavia Felix IIII. It was destroyed in 440 by the Huns , but rebuilt by Justinian I. During Maurices Balkan campaigns , Viminacium saw destruction by the Avars in 584 and a crushing defeat of Avar forces on the northern Danube bank in 599, destroying Avar reputation for invincibility. Today Kostolac , a small Serbian town on the Danube river, is located where Viminacium used to be. Gaius Messius Quintus Decius ca. 201- June 251 was the Emperor of Rome from 249 to 251. In the last year of his reign, he co-ruled with his son Herennius Etruscus until both of them were killed in the Battle of Abrittus. The item “TRAJAN DECIUS Viminacium Legion Ancient Roman Coin BULL & LION i27048″ is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2013. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Provincial (100-400 AD)”. The seller is “highrating_lowprice” and is located in Rego Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.