Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius

193 AD, Rome mint

Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius
Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius
650.00 VAT margin scheme
Article code19-6212
Obverse: Laureate head right.
Legend: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG.
Reverse: Ops seated left, holding grain-ears.
Legend: OPI DIVIN TR P COS II

Diameter: 19,4 mm
Weight: 2,15 g
RIC 8, nearly VF
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Pertinax, Emperor of Rome, 193 AD (first three months) after the assasination of Commodus.
He was the first to become  during the tumultuous Year of the Five Emperors. During his 86 days of reign he dramatically reformed the Roman currency, increasing the weight and silver purity of the denarius.

Cassius Dio, historian and senator refers to him as an excellent and upright man.

Specifications

Period Roman
Category Coins
Material Silver
Country Roman Empire