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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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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)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 193–194


Caesarea, Cappadocia


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

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The Ancient World


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