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Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

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Obverse: Bust of Pescennius Niger, laureate, right. IMPCAESCPESC NIGERIVSTAVG Reverse: Victory, nude to waist, standing left, holding wreath and palm. VICT O R IAEAVG

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1534); by December 1934: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, December 6, 1934

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–194

Mint

Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

34.1434

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins