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Roman Empire, Silver Double Denarius of Volusian (AD 251-253) - rv. Virtus stg. NGC XF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

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Why add this ancient Silver Double Denarius of Emperor Volusian to your collection?

At this time in history, the Roman Empire was in the middle of what has become known as the Crisis of the Third Century. The Empire nearly collapsed from internal and external pressures. Between 250 and 255 AD, a total of 8 Emperors made claims on the throne. Volusian 251-253 AD was one of four emperors that claimed the title at the same time. All met untimely deaths, and the Empire stayed in confusion until 274 AD when Aurelian restored the Empire under a single leader.

Imagery depicts the God of Virtue.

The obverse depicts Emperor Volusian, bearded, draped and cuirassed bust right, embellished with spiked crown. The reverse features Virtus standing left, leaning on shield, holding a reversed spear. Virtus in Roman mythology was the god of bravery and military strength, the personification of Roman virtue. It is interesting to note that a similar image depicting Virtus has been the focal point of the seal and flag for the Commonwealth of Virginia since declaring its independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Good strike quality with minimal wear.

the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this ancient Silver Double Denarius Extremely Fine (Sheldon scale equivalent 40), with additional grading of 4/5 for strike and 4/5 for surface. This specimen will exhibit sharp, complete detail, with light wear on the highest points.

Add this stunning Silver Double Denarius of Volusian to your collection today!


Year of Issue:251-253
Mint:Roman Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:XF
Composition:Silver
Weight in Grams:3.81 g
Country:Roman Empire
Legal Tender:Roman Empire
Currency:Double Denarius
Denomination:1