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Live auction - brm_418540 - PERTINAX Denier

PERTINAX Denier AU/XF
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 400 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:44:09
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 193
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 750 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait expressif de Pertinax. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Lanz 153, 12 décembre 2001, n° 475 et de la collection du Docteur S

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES P HELV - PERTIN AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Pertinax à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Publius Helvius Pertinax Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Publius Helvius Pertinax auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PROVID - DEOR COS II.
Reverse description : Providentia (la Providence) drapée debout à gauche, tendant la main droite ; au-dessus un astre.
Reverse translation : “Providentia Deorum Consul iterum”, (La Providence divine consul pour la deuxième fois.

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Beau portrait expressif de Pertinax avec le coin qui commence à se boucher, perceptible dans la barbe.

Historical background


PERTINAX

(1/01-28/03/193) Publius Helvius Pertinax

Pertinax, born in 126, performs a brilliant military and senatorial career. It is prefect of the city at the time of the assassination of Commodus. Emperor appointed 1 January 193, his reforms dislike, especially the Praetorians, and he was killed after a reign of eighty-six days, March 28.

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