Pescennius Niger, AD 193 – 194 Ar Denarius

Pescennius Niger, AD 193 – 194 Ar Denarius

Pescennius Niger, AD 193 – 194 Ar Denarius 18 mm. 3.0 gm. Antioch. Obv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, Laureate head right. Rev: FIDES EXER-CITVI, Three Legionary standards, with a centre shield engraved VI-/C AV-/G. RIC 19; C. 20. Minor scuff on obverse. One of Niger’s rarest and most interesting reverse types. Prof. Buttrey, who is preparing a die study of the coinage of Pescennius Niger and has recorded over 1000 examples, states that only 6 examples with this reverse type are known to him, three with a draped and cuirassed bust, and three with laureate heads..

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