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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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Pescenius Niger, 193 – 194 AR Denarius, Antiochia 193-194,
Obv. IMP CAES C PESC NIGERIVS COSII. Laur. head r.
Rev. INVICTO IMP TROPHAEA. Trophy and arms.
Struck.
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Pescennius denarAnother specimen of this bulgarian forgery, sold on eBay as such by Lehmann5. June 2007.
2,57 g.
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Pescennius NigerReproduction of a gold aureus of Pecennius Niger, emperor from AD 193-194. Becker #184. Coin is stamped 'COPY' on the rim.

Sold on eBay in Dec 2006

Submitted by gmazza
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Pescennius NigerDenarius
A cheap looking denarius on sale now (June 2007) on eBay as a genuine coin.
Item # 170116538803 ; seller: Empire Gallery

Prescennius Niger
obv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right
rev: APOLLINI SANCTO Apollo, nude, legs crossed, standing left, hand on hips, & resting arm on column, holding laurel branch in his right hand. BMC 297.
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Pescennius Niger "Slavey Studio". See: 1997, p.42, no.120
I.Prokopov
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Pescennius NigerO: Pescennius Niger r
sold on ebay $17.50 Nov 8, 2015 as "SILVER ROMAN DENARIUS TO BE IDENTIFIED PLATA-SILVER 2,6gr-18mm"
listing text indicates"THIS COIN IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC COIN! IT IS A MODERN FORGERY!" Not marked as replica.
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Pescennius NigerPescennius Niger, AD 193-194. AR Denarius minted at Antioch.

Obv : IMP CAES C PESC – NIGER IVST COS II, laureate head of Pescennius Niger right with neatly cropped beard.
Reverse : APOLLIN-I SANCTO, Apollo standing left, legs crossed, one hand on hip the other resting on a column.

Cf : RIC 2 var, 3c var.

Modern fake
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Pescennius NigerPescennius Niger
Monoface modern paduan engraved by Jérémie KETELS (France) 2020
(from a complete collection of the 48 emperors of the High Empire).
Copper, diameter 35mm, 20g
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Pescennius Niger 193-194AR Denarius. Antioch mint.
Obv.: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST COS II, laureate head right
Rev.: APOLLIN I SANCTO Apollo, nude, legs crossed, standing left, hand on hips, and resting arm on column, holding laurel branch in his right hand.
BMC 297; RIC 2a
Cast.
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Pescennius Niger AE AntoninianusPescennius Niger AE Antonianus.

Obverse: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST COS II

Identified as produced by well-known Bulgarian fake dies.
Specificity: off-center and worn, instead of the usual well-centered and minty.

Sold on ebay.fr on 04.122005 for 83.99 EUR.
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Pescennius Niger Aureus Apollini SanctoObv. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IUST COS II, laureate head r.
Rev. APOLLINI SANCTO Apollon standing left, legs crossed, leaning on column.
Sold for 156 Euros on German Ebay in Dec. 2005. Wrong style.

submitted by rupert
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Pescennius Niger DenariusSold in June 2005 on German Ebay by seller sportjanne in a private auction for 287€.

submitted by rupert
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Pescennius Niger denariusCast. From Bulgaria.
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Pescennius Niger DenariusAR 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.

This one appears no less that EIGHT times in the Fakes Reports section.
Currently listed on eBay will sell for in excess of $775!
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Pescennius Niger Reproduction silver denariusReproduction silver denarius 17mm , 2.7gm of Pescennius Niger. Obv. IMP.CAES.C.PESC.NIGERIVS AVG.COS.II.Laureate head right. Rev.VICTORIAE.Victory standing right inscribing shield set on column.

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Pescennius Niger, denariussold on Allegro (Polish online auction site) as a forgery

Ilya Prokopov: "Slavey Studio"
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Pescennius Niger, DenariusObv: IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST COS II, Laureate bust right
Rev: APOLLINIS SANCTO, Apollo naked, standing left, resting right hand holding laurel branch on column, right hand on hip

A struck Bulgarian-style reproduction (cf. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-1046) artificially worn to the point that base metal is showing on the reverse. Sold on French eBay as "exceptional" and "well-centered", with no comment on the authenticity.
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Pescennius Niger, Denariusobv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, Laureate bust right
rev: VICTORIAE, Victory standing right holding shield over column

Sold eBay April 2008

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pescennius Niger, DenariusObv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, Laureate bust right
Rev: VICTORIAE, Victory standing right holding shield over column

Sold as original on ebay September 2008
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Pescennius Niger, denariusCast fake submitted to Forum Imperio-Numismatico for identification in Abr_2011

AR Denarius, Antiochia mint, struck 193 A.D., 2.58 gr

Obv: IMP CAES C PESC – NIGER IVST AVG, 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, holding laurel branch in his r. hand.
RIC 22, #2a; BMC 74, #297
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Pescennius Niger, DenariusAR Denarius, struck circa 193-194 A.D.

Obv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGERVS AVG COS II, Laureate head r.
Rev: VI C TO R IAE. Victory standing r., inscribing shield set on column.

Die Match:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-4857

Submitted to the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico for verification.
Jun_2010
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Pescennius Niger, DenariusAR Denarius, struck circa 193-194 A.D.

Obv: IMP CAES C PESC NIGERVS AVG COS II, Laureate head r.
Rev: VI C TO R IAE. Victory standing r., inscribing shield set on column.

Die Match:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-4857

Submitted to www.forgerynetwork.com
http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset.aspx?id=BZ3Aylj8VCY=
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Pescennius Niger, denarius, Obv:- IMP CAES C PESC NIGERIVS COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:- INVICTO IMP TROPHAEA, Trophy and arms
BMCRE V p. 73 note

Modern Bulgarian manufacture.

Published in the IAPN BOC Vol 10, No. 1 in 1985 - Example 8
Image used with permission of IAPN
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Pescennius Niger, Denarius, cf RIC 3cObv:- IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST COS II, Laureate bust right
Rev:- APOLLINIS SANCTO, Apollo naked, standing left, resting right hand holding laurel branch on column, right hand on hip
Ref:- cf. RIC 3c, RIC 3c has Obverse legend "IMP CAES PESC NIGER [IVST AV] COS II"

Pescennius Niger, silver denarius. Struck from hand engraved dies. Bulgarian style.
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