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Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

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Obverse: Bust of Pescennius Niger, laureate, right. IMPCAESPE[SC] NIGERIVSTAVG Reverse: Virtus, wearing helmet and cuirass, stands front, head right, holding spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield. VIRTV TIAVG

Provenance

By 1963: Robert E. Hecht, Jr. Collection; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., December 11, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–194

Mint

Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2656

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins