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Adventus (ceremony)

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Adventus (ceremony)

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 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 depictions (usually in relief sculpture, including coins) of such ceremonies.[1] Its 'opposite' is the profectio.[2]

For comparable ceremonies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, sometimes employing consciously 'Roman' iconology, see Royal entry.


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