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XXXIII Trajanus Decius.
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John Edward Lee Roman Imperial Photographs being a selection of forty enlarged Photographs of Roman Coins (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1874), plate XXXIII.
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Caius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius was born at Bubalia, in Pannonia, A.D. 201. He was sent by Philip to suppress the revolt of Marinus, in M£sia and Pannonia, but was himself proclaimed Emperor by the Legions of these provinces, and kept on the throne by the death of Philip A.D. 249. He lost his life in a marsh, after an unfortunate battle with the Goths near Abricium, in Thrace, A.D. 251.