Pescennius Niger Denarius

Silver Denarius (18mm, 2.58g) Struck 193 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP CAE C PESC NIGER IVST AV Laureate head right

Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae

RIC IV i 29 var, Sear 6108     Pierre R. Monney Collection


Although not in the best condition the portrait of this short-lived emperor (about 1 year)is still sharp enough to be interesting. The coin is historically interesting and rare.