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Denarius with head of Pescennius Niger

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Obverse: Head of Pescennius Niger, laureate, right. IMPCAESCPESCENNIGERIVSTIA[VG] Reverse: Seven stars surmounting crescent. SAECVLIFELICIT in ex.: Greek delta and E


By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 640); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

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

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–194




Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.52 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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