|O: draped and cuirassed bust with radiate crown of Trajan Decius||R: Trajan Decius riding horse, raising hand and holding scepter
|silver antoninianus struck in Rome 249-250 AD; ref.: RIC 11b; RSC 4
This coin was struck to the occasion of emperor's return (adventus) to Rome.
The adventus was a ceremony in ancient Rome, in which an emperor was formally welcomed into a city either during a progress or after a military campaign, often (but not always) Rome. The term is also used to refer to artistic depicitions (usually in relief sculpture, including coins) of such ceremonies. Its 'opposite' is the profectio.
For comparable ceremonies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, sometimes employing consciously 'Roman' iconology, see Royal entry.
- Sabine MacCormack (1974). Adventus and Consecratio: Studies in Roman Imperial Art and Panegyric from the Late Third to the Sixth Century. University of Oxford.
- Björn C. Ewald; Carlos F. Noreña (2 December 2010). The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation, and Ritual. Cambridge University Press. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-521-51953-3.
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