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Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius

Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius



Roman Empire, Pertinax, AR Denarius

Rome 193 AD

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

Article code: 19-6212

Available: 1


Price: € 650.00

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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.

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