Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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