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    Pertinax Deified

    Divus Pertinax (died AD 193). AR denarius (18mm, 3.09 gm, 6h). Rome, struck under Septimius Severus, AD 193-194. DIVVS PERT PIVS PATER, laureate head of Divus Pertinax right / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right on globe, head left. RIC 24A. RSC 6. Very rare. Nearly Extremely Fine.

    The short-reigning Emperor Pertinax (January-March AD 193) was deified on the orders of his eventual successor Septimius Severus, who then briefly added Pertinax to his own name and titles. Pertinax had favored Severus throughout the younger man's career and Severus portrayed his usurpation of the throne as a retribution campaign against the murderers of Pertinax.


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    September, 2012
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
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