Pertinax, 31 December 192 - 28 March 193 A.D.
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Publius Helvius Pertinax was the son of a humble charcoal-burner. After a successful career in the military, as a senator and then as praefect of the city of Rome, he reluctantly accepted the throne offered by the murderers of Commodus. Pertinax immediately began a campaign of reform, which made him quite unpopular. After 86 days in office, a group of mutinous Praetorians broke into the palace and murdered Pertinax. After a sale by the Praetorians to the highest bidder, he was followed up by Didius Julianus.
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Average well preserved denarius weight 3.19 grams.
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