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Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Pertinax

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

193 (1 January-28 March)

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

The front of this coin portrays the Emperor Pertinax, facing right and wearing a crown of laurels.

On the back the figure of Equity is shown standing, holding a balance in one hand and and a cornucopia in the other.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Pertinax

Origin

Rome

Date

193 CE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Reverse: AEQVIT AVG T R P COS II

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 3.14 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4880

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