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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, Denarius, RIC IV 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 IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2.

Sold on eBay by fraudulent seller "coinz4life". Die match with know Toronto Group forgery.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 1aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2

Submitted for identification December 2006.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 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 IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 1aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2

Sold on ebay (spotted by Cliff Laubstein). Modern fake. Die match can bee seen here http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5506

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 1a Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2

Sold on ebay June 2008. Modern fake. Die match can bee seen here http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5505

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 1aObv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC IV 1a, BMCRE 17, RSC 2

Modern cast fake.

Sold as authentic by 'roma-coins' on ebay June 2009
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 1aSilver denarius, RIC IV 1a, BMCRE V 15, RSC III 2, SRCV II 6038, Rome mint, 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right; reverse AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left; very rare (R2)

Cast fakes. The top coin is probably genuine and used to make the molds.
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Pertinax, Denarius, RIC IV 5Obv:- IMP CAES P HELV PERIN AVG, laureate head right
Rev:- LIBERATIS CIVIBVS, Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter & cornucopiae.
RIC 5. Cohen 28, BMC S.2*

Modern style and fabric.

Sold on ebay October 2009
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Pertinax, Fantasy denariusAR Denarius
(The seller don't give weight or size)

Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas seated l., holding sceptre in l. hand and extending r. to two child at her side another child below throne.

Offered on ebay by NFS mangizite-2008 as "Roman Coin"
Dec.2011
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Pertinax, Rome Silver DenariusDivus Pertinax AR Denarius, Struck under Septimius Severus, 193 AD.
Obv:DIVVS PERT PIVS PATER, bare head right /
Rev: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing half-right on globe, head left
Modern fake. Cast of fake struck with modern dies: Sofia 2004, no.69 by I. Prokopov. Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
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Pertinax, Rome Silver DenariusPertinax, silver denarius, 193 AD, struck under Septimius Severus in commemoration of Pertianx's deification
obv: DIVVS PERT PIVS PATER bare head, r.
rev: CONSECRATIO eagle perched upon globe, facing (slightly to r.), head left.
Struck from modern dies. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Published: I. Prokopov, Sofia 2004, no.69
cf: RSC 6 [Septimius Severus]
Sold on eBay, May 2011
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Pertinax, SestertiusAE Sestertius, 193 AD., Rome mint.

Obv: IMP CAES P HELV - PERTINAX AVG, Head laureate right.
Rev: AEQVIT AVG - TR P COS II, S - C across field, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
BM #37; Cohen #5; RIC #14

"Reproduction" of Remoneda (Spain)
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Pertinax, SestertiusPicture facilitated by Remoneda in the Spanish Forum OMNI in May/2010

AE Sestertius, 193 AD., Rome mint.

Obv: IMP CAES P HELV - PERTINAX AVG, Head laureate right.
Rev: AEQVIT AVG - TR P COS II, S - C across field, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
BM #37; Cohen #5; RIC #14
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Pertinax, SestertiusAE Sestertius, struck 193 A.D., Rome mint.

Obv: IMP CAES P HELV - PERTINAX AVG, Head laureate right.
Rev: AEQVIT AVG - TR P COS II, S - C across field, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopia.
BM #37; Cohen #5; RIC #14

Cast fake shown to the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico.
Jan_2012
"Reproduction" of Remoneda (Spain)
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Pertinax, Sestertius(?)Being sold as replicas in lots of 10 different coins by a seller in Bulgaria. Seller states they are marked with the word copy on the edge. No size or weight given.
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Pertinax, Sestertius, RIC 22Obv:- IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM COS II / S - C, Providentia standing left, star in left field
RIC 22

Sold as a reproduction on ebay March 2008.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Sestertius, RIC 22Obv:- IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM COS II / S - C, Providentia standing left, star in left field
RIC 22

A modern fake, an example stamped with the word "COPY" can be seen here.

Sold on eBay by bulshop555 May 2008.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, Sestertius, RIC 22Obv:- IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:- PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM COS II / S - C, Providentia standing left, star in left field
RIC 22

Modern reproduction. False patina.

Sold without warranty on ebay by trakart081, June 2009
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Pertinax, Sestertius, RIC 24Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 24, Cohen 58, VF, Rome mint, 31 Dec 192 - 28 Mar 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, laureate head right; reverse VOTA DECEN TR P COS II S C, Pertinax, veiled, standing left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod
30.5 mm; 22.73 g
30.5 mm, 23.40 gr

Cast fakes, other similar examples known.
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PERTINAX-AGRIPPINAAE Sestertius 33mm 37.04g
Obv.: IMP CAES PHELV PERTINAX AVG
Rev.: AGRIPPINA MCMATC CAESARIS AVGVSTI
For sale on EBay 04-2019
Impossible combination obv./rev.
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PESCENIUS NIGERAR Denar. Cast. “Dimitrovgrad Studio”.
I. Prokopov
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Pescenius Niger 193-194AR Denarius. Casting made in a prototype of other fake coins.
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Pescenius Niger, 193 ADAR Denarius, Antiochia.
Obv. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST COS II, Laureate, bearded head r.
Rev. APOLLIN I SANCTO, Apollo, nude, legs crossed, standing l., his l. hand on hips, his r. arm resting on column.
Cast from Slavey’s replica.
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Pescenius Niger, 193 – 194 AR Denarius, crca 193-194,
Obv. IMP CAES C PESCNIGERVSAVGCOS II. Laureate head r.
Rev. VI C TO R IAE. Victory standing r., inscribing shield set on column.
Cast, „Dimitrovgrad Studio”.
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