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    Pescennius Niger, A.D. 193-194. AR denarius minted at Antioch. Laureate head right of Pescennius Niger/Fides standing front, head left, holding basket of fruit and corn ears. RIC 5(a) [as R3]. VF30 ICG, excellent portrait.
    Shortly after the murder of Pertinax, Pescennius Niger was proclaimed emperor by his troops in the East. This unremarkable usurper was never acknowledged emperor in Rome, so no Imperial coins were struck at Rome. The rare, generally crudely struck denarii and a handful of aurei that we have were struck at Antioch and perhaps at another mint or two.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (PCGS# 100454)


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