, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
was declared emperor by his troops after the murder of . , 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 but was overtaken and executed.RS84163.
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
, 47d, EF, 2.983 g, maximum 18.7 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, C PESC NIGER AVG, laureate right; AVGVSTI, standing left, in right hand, in left; extremely R4; SOLD
, 75h, 87d var. (also holding ); 315 var. ( breaks), gVF, , some nice color, 3.044 g, maximum 18.0 mm, 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, C PESC NIGER AVG, laureate right; VIC-TO-RIAE AVG, winged standing left, nude to the waist, in extended right, left hand on hip holding drapery; ex Nomos AG; ex Numismatik auction 138, lot 713, 26 Nov 2007; very ; SOLD
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