Pescennius Niger


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Antioch, 193–194 AD. AR denarius, 4.35 gr., 18.4 mm.

Obv: IMP CAES C PES NIGER IUSA; laureate head of Pescennius Niger to the right.

Rev: BONI EVENTUS; Fides standing facing, head to the left, holding basket of fruit and corn ears.

Ref: RIC 5a; BMC 299 note; Cohen 10 var. (different obverse legend). Privately acquired from Freeman & Sear in 2009.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A lovely portrait struck on unusually fresh metal and with a wonderful iridescent tone. Extremely fine.