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Pescennius Niger, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D.
Pescennius Niger was declared emperor by his troops after the murder of Pertinax. Septimius Severus, after consolidating his own forces and taking Rome, marched upon Niger and defeated him three times. After a fourth in a final defeat at Issus, Niger fled towards Parthia but was overtaken and executed.
A . Excellent centering on a large round , with mint luster in the surrounding the portrait.
The die is very and we could not find any other specimen. The three RIC 47a-d, AVGVSTI specimens we found all have the away from the body of the goddess, which is the normal way as seen on most coins. However our coin shows the rotated and held close to the body. This was also used for a RIC 45, the more common issue with short AVG .SH28188. Silver
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