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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Year of 5 Emperors| > |Pertinax| > SH03079
Pertinax, 31 December 192 - 28 March 193 A.D.
|Pertinax|, |Pertinax,| |31| |December| |192| |-| |28| |March| |193| |A.D.|, 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. After a reign of only 86 day he was murdered by mutinous guards.

Ops, more properly Opis, (Latin: "Plenty") was a fertility deity and earth-goddess in Roman mythology of Sabine origin.
SH03079. Silver denarius, RIC IV 8a (R2); RSC III 33; BMCRE V p. 4, 19; Hunter III 6; SRCV II 6045, VF, outstanding example of this very rare type, Rome mint, weight 3.3g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right; reverse OPI DIVIN TR P COS II, Ops (plenty) seated left on throne with ornamented back, two stalks of grain in right hand, leaning back on left hand resting on the edge of the seat behind; rare; SOLD











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