Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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)