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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Year of 5 Emperors: Pertinax - Clodius Albinus: AD 192 - 196

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Pertinax, DenariusAR Denarius, Rome mint, struck 193 A.D.

Obv: IMP CAES P HELV - PERTIN AVG Head laureate right.
Rev: PROVID - DEOR COS II The Human Race standing left, raising both arms towards star in field left.
BM 10 note, RIC #10a, Cohen #40

Submitted to the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico for verification.
Jul_2010
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC - NoneObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: CONCORD MILIT
Concordia standing left holding legionary eagle and standard
Diameter: 19.8mm
Ref: None. Fantasy Coin

There is no recorded CONCORD MILIT reverse for Pertinax.
Slavey struck coin
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II
Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Sold at one day private auction on Ebay by Bricklayeranc, a Toronto Group Forgery.

Struck with modern dies of poor style.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II
Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Toronto Group forgery
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II
Providentia standing left, raising right hand toward star.
Size 16mm
Date: Jan 1 - March 28, 193 AD
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 40

Up for sale on Ebay as authentic, identified by Forvm members as cast fake. Pulled from auction by seller.
Submitted by Bluefish
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Dangerous casts with surfaces and edges modified so they are not completely identical. Photo compilation created by Barry Murphy.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10a Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Overly baroque style and very round flan. Sold in Dec. 2005 on German Ebay for 20€.

submitted by rupert
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10a Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

on ebay jan 2006
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG , Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Offered by the Toronto Group under the name uganda_ancient on 02/06.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG , Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Sold on ebay as original in April 2006.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10a Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Cast fake sold on eBay, with other fakes, November 2006 by anastasiya1917.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II
Providentia standing left, raising right hand toward star.
Size 16mm
Date: Jan 1 - March 28, 193 AD
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 40

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising right hand toward star.
Date: Jan 1 - March 28, 193 AD
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 40

Cast fake. See other examples here and here.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising right hand toward star.
Date: Jan 1 - March 28, 193 AD
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 40

Somewhat dangerous cast fake. Same coin sold twice in the same month using slightly different images. See other example here

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10a Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

See study of this fake type here:- http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-1789

Submitted for identification December 2006.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Sold as original on ebay April 2008.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Bust: Laureate head right.
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising hands towards star
Date: Jan-March 193 AD Rome Mint
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 991, BMC 862

Cast copy “North-East Bulgaria Studio”, Published: Sofia 2005, no.63. Another example can be seen at the following link:-

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5750

Sold as a genuine coin by julia_pia on eBay December 2008
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 10aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing left, raising right hand toward star.
Date: Jan 1 - March 28, 193 AD
Ref: RIC 10a, RSC 40

Modern fake. Cast.

Sold as original by known fake seller cosii.sp.legv.roma.leg1 on ebay May 2009
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 1aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Ref: RIC 1a, RSC 2, BMC 15

Sold by "sesterdenar" in a one day private auction on Ebay. A Toronto Group forgery
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 4aObv: IMP CAES PHELV PERTIN AVG
Bust: Laureate head right
Rev: LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
Ref: RIC 4a, RSC 20, BMC 8, Sear5 6041

This is a Slavey replica. The punch with Slavey´s name in the exergue has been erased.

Image courtesy of Kevin at Barry & Darling Coins.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 4aObv: IMP CAES PHELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
Ref: RIC 4a, RSC 20, BMC 8, Sear5 6041

Sold on ebay, March 2007. The coin was not identified as a reproduction.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 4aObv: IMP CAES PHELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
Ref: RIC 4a, RSC 20, BMC 8, Sear5 6041

Prokopov Volume I 139 (Pertinax). Die engraver = "Haskovo I, Slavey"

Sold on ebay February 2008 by bulshop555.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 4aObv:- IMP CAES PHELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
Ref: RIC 4a, RSC 20, BMC 8, Sear5 6041

Modern reproduction

Sold without warranty on ebay May 2009
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC 4a Obv:- IMP CAES PHELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter
Ref: RIC 4a, RSC 20, BMC 8, Sear5 6041

Modern reproduction
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