Pertinax Silver Denarius 193AD


Code: ER724

Pertinax Silver Denarius 193AD
16x17mm, 3.27g

Pertinax was a Roman military leader, and Roman Emperor for the first three months of 193AD, ‘the year of the five emperors’, succeeding Commodus.

He was the son of a freed slave and fought in the Roman–Parthian War of 161–166AD, his success leading to promotion to higher-ranking positions in both military and political circles, eventually gaining the position of provincial governor and urban prefect. He was a member of the Roman Senate, and served at the same time as the Roman historian Cassius Dio.

This example shows good portrait details.

1 in stock

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