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    Decentius, as Caesar (AD 350-353). AV solidus (22mm, 4.47 gm, 7h). NGC MS 5/5 - 2/5, scuffs. Trier, full weight issue, AD 351. D N DECENTI-VS FORT CAES, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Decentius right, seen from front / VICTORIA•CAES•LIB•ROMANOR•, Victory standing right (on left), facing Libertas (on right), standing facing, head left, transverse scepter in left hand, jointly holding between them a military trophy on a jeweled staff with horizontal bar; TR in exergue. RIC VIII 279 corr (Victory without palm over shoulder and staff shaft not plain). Extremely rare - only two examples in sales archives in the past 20 years.

    Decentius, a relative of Magnentius, was charged with defending the frontier against Germanic tribes. However he soon lost Cologne to Silvanus, who initially defected to Constantius II, then opted for independence. In 353 Trier revolted against him and joined Constantius II. After hearing of Magnentius' suicide, Decentius also killed himself in 353 AD.

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