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Herennia Etruscilla

Wife of Trajan Decius

Herennia Etruscilla was the wife of the emperor Trajan Decius. She was the mother of Herennius Etruscus and Hostilian, both of who became Roman Emperors during the reign of their father. Little else is known of her life, though coins with her portrait are numerous and easy to obtain. Either not much was written about this period or very little of what was written survives today. This is especially true in the case of the women of the times. See the article on Otacilia Severa for a discussion of how difficult it is to obtain accurate information on this period and where to look for what little is available.


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