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Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

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Obverse: bust of Pescennius Niger, laureate, draped and cuirassed, to the right IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG Reverse: three standards topped by square flags with fringes along their lower edges like vexilla; the central standard bears a medallion inscribed VIC / AVG in two lines. FIDEI...

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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 3 ff., 1934, lot 1532); by 2008: with Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 31 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL and Freeman & Sear, P.O. Box 641352, Los Angeles, CA (Gemini V Auction, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY January 6, 2009, lot 817); February 25, 2009: purchased by MFA from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (representing Gemini, LLC)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–194

Mint

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.82 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

2009.320

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins