In 249, he defeated and killed Philip near Verona and was recognized as emperor by the Senate afterwards. During his reign, he attempted to strengthen the Roman state and its religion, leading to the Decian persecution, where a number of prominent Christians were put to death. The item "Roman Emperor TRAJAN DECIUS AD249-251 Ancient Silver DOUBLE DENARIUS Coin NGC XF" is in sale since Monday, September 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)".The seller is "beaufortent56" and is located in Ladys Island, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.