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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Year of 5 Emperors| > |Pertinax| > RB87801
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.
RB87801. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 14 (R2), BMCRE V 37, Cohen IV 5, SRCV II 6049, Hunter III -, VF/F, choice obverse with fantastic portrait, reverse crowded, slightly off center and a little weak, some areas of light porosity, some light deposits, Rome mint, weight 25.007g, maximum diameter 30.6mm, die axis 180o, 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, laureate head right; reverse AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing half left, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - C flanking low across field; very rare (R2); SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

DIVVSPERTINPIVSPATER
DIVVSPERTPIVSPATER
IMPCAESPHELVPERTINAVG
IMPCAESPHELVPERTINAXAVG


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