Denarius with bust of Pescennius Niger

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 193–194


Mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.320

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Pescennius Niger, laureate, draped and cuirassed, to the right
IMPCAESCPESC NIGERIVSTAVG
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 EX[ERCI]TVI

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