Browsing Roman Imperial Coins of Pescennius Niger



Emperor AD 193-194. Governor of Syria and General of the army in Asia under Commodus and Pertinax. Proclaimed emperor by the army in AD 193. Killed by the troops of Septimius Severus, after a reign of about a year.
The legends on his coins are so diverse and often garbled, so that varieties not in RIC are almost the rule, rather than the exception!. He struck coins in Caesarea, Cappadocia and in Antioch, Syria.

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Brussels II 59575Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Caesarea. 19mm, 3.24 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SALVTI AVGVSTI, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms. Brussels II 59575 (same dies). Bust type var of RIC IV 77; BMCRE 312A; RSC 68a. (this bust type was struck only in Caesarea, Cappadocia).TextImage
Heritage 3035, 29227Pescennius Niger AR denarius, AD 193-194. 17mm, 2.95 g. Antioch mint. IMP C PISE NIGIR AVG, laureate head right / ANNO FRVGIFERI, Ceres standing left by altar, holding patera and grain ears. Unpublished reverse. Heritage 3035, 29227.TextImage
HJB 126, 348Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 18 mm. 2.63 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVG, emperor standing left, holding globe and sword, crowned by Victory standing left behind him. Unpublished reverse type, first seen in HJB auction 126, lot 348.TextImage
FAKE
RIC 2a
FAKE Pescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / APOLLIN-I SANCTO, Apollo, naked, standing left, legs crossed, left hand on hip, and resting right arm on a column, with a laurel branch in his right hand. Copying RIC 2a; BMC 297. Sear 6100 var (obv. legend). TextImage
RIC 2bPescennius Niger, AR denarius, 2.61 g. AD 193-194. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESI NIGER AVG, laureate head right / APOLLINI SANCTO, Apollo, naked, standing left, holding branch and resting right arm on a column. RIC 2b; Cohen 3; RSC 3; Sear 6100. TextImage
RIC 2cPescennius Niger, AR denarius, 2.61 g. AD 193-194. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV COS II, laureate head right / APOLLINI SANCTO, Apollo, naked, standing left, resting right arm on a column. RIC 2c (this coin cited); Egger XLV, 1134.TextImage
RIC 3 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 2.65 g. 17 mm. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIG IVST AVG, laureate head right / BONAE SPEI, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. RIC IV 3f var. (obv. legend); RSC 8 var.TextImage
RIC 3b
RSC 6
Pescennius Niger Denarius. IMP ACES C PESCE NIGER IVSI AV, laureate head right / BONAE SPEI, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. TextImage
RIC 3d
sear5 #6101
Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGEWR IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / BONAE SPEI, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. RSC 4. (One example)
RIC 3 varPescennius Niger Denarius. IMP C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / BONAE SPES, Spes walking left holding flower and raising hem of robe. RSC 3bvar. TextImage
RIC 4Pescennius Niger, AR denarius. AD 193-194. 3.15 g. Antioch mint. IMP C AES C PES C [NIGER] IVT AV, laureate head right / BONI EVENTVS, Bonus Eventus standing right, holding plate of fruit and two grain ears in left. RIC IV 4; RSC 9.TextImage
RIC 5aPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 16.5mm, 3.04 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PES NIGER IVS A, laureate head right / BONI EVENTVS, Bonus Eventus or Fides standing left, holding plate of fruit and two grain ears. RIC IV 5a; cf. RSC 10a.TextImage
RIC 5 var (1)Pescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NI [GER IVS AVG COS II] (?), laureate head right / BONO EVENTVC (sic), Bonus Eventus or Fides standing left holding plate of fruit and corn ears. RSC 10 var. TextImage
RIC 5 var (2)Pescennius Niger AR Denarius. 17.07 mm, 2.27 g. AD 193-194. Antioch, Syria. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / BONI EVENTV, Bonus Eventus or Fides standing left, holding plate of fruit and two grain ears. Reverse legend var of RIC 5b; RSC 10c var and Sear 6102 (all with BONI EVENTVS).TextImage
RIC 5 var (3)Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 17mm, 3.13 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / BONI EVENTVS, Bonus Eventus or Fides standing left holding plate of fruit and corn ears. RIC 5 var (obv legend).TextImage
RIC 5 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 17 mm. 3.69 g. IMP CAES C PES NIGER IVST (sic), laureate head right / BONI EVENTVS, Bonus Eventus standing left, holding plate of fruit and corn-ears. RIC 5 var (obv. legende); RSC 10 var (ditto).TextImage
RIC 6Pescennius Niger, 193-194 AD. AR denarius, Antioch. 3,38 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGERIVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / BONI EVENTVS, Fides standing front, head left, holding basket of fruit and corn-ears. RIC 6. BMC p. 72 note. RSC 11.TextImage
RIC 7b typePescennius Niger AR denarius, AD 193-194. 18mm, 2.59 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / CELER FRVG, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and torch. Type RIC IV 7b; cf. RSC 12.TextImage
RIC 9 typePescennius Niger AR denarius, AD 193-194. 17mm, 3.19 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG or similar, laureate head right / CELERI FRVGIFE, Ceres standing left, holding torch in each hand. RIC IV 9 type; RSC 11a.TextImage
RIC 11aPescennius Niger AR denarius, AD 193-194. 18mm, Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER IV A, laureate head right / CELERI FRVGIFER, Ceres standing left, holding bowl of fruit and grain ears. RIC IV 11a.TextImage
RIC 15vPescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch mint, 194 AD. IMP CAES C PESC...COS II, laureate head right / FELICITAS TEMPORA, two crossed cornuacopiae. RSC 15b var. TextImage
RIC 15 varPescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / FELICITAS TEMPOR, crossed cornucopiae. TextImage
RIC 17 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 18mm, 3.98 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / FEIICITAS (sic) TEMPORVM, cista filled with grapes, grain ear, poppies and other fruit. RIC 17 type; RSC 16a type; BMCRE 293 type.TextImage
RIC 20Pescennius Niger, AR denarius. Antioch Mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / FORTVN A E RE Fortuna seated holding corn ears and cornucopiae. RSC 21. TextImage
RIC 20 varPescennius Niger, 193-194 AD. AR Denarius, Antioch. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / FORTVNAE RE, Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and patera. RIC IV 20 var. (wreath instead of cornucopia); BMC 301† var. (ditto); RSC 21 var. (ditto).TextImage
RIC 21 varPescennius Niger. 193-194 AD. AR Denarius 2.68 gm. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER ISTI AVG, laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDV, Fortuna seated left, holding olive branch and cornucopiae. Cf. RIC IV 21 (type/legend combination); RSC 22 var (ditto). TextImage
RIC 23 typePescennius Niger, AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 17.5 mm, 2.57 g. Antioch. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDV (all letters A engraved as Λ), Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Type RIC 23; type RSC 23.TextImage
RIC 23 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 18mm, 2.65 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDV, Fortuna seated left on chair, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC 23 var. (legends).TextImage
RIC 26b TypePescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST A, laureate head right / FORTVNA-E REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding palm and cornucopiae. RIC - (palm instead of rudder). TextImage
RIC 26cPescennius Niger 193-194 AD, AR denarius, 19mm. uncertain eastern mint, perhaps Antioch ad Orontem, Syria. 3.09 gr. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / [FO]RTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC 26c; Cohen 28.TextImage
RIC 26dPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius (2.86 g, 6h). Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, Laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC IV 26d.TextImage
RIC 29 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 17mm, 2,82 g. [...] CAES [...], laureate head right / FORTVNAF (sic) REDVC. Fortuna standing left, holding long palm branch and cornucopiae. RIC 29 var (rev legend).TextImage
RIC 30 varPescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. TextImage
RIC 30A-35 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.49 g). Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST, laureate head right / INVISTO IMPERATOR, trophy; arms at base. Cf. RIC IV 30A-35; cf. RSC 30-4. Not in RIC with INVISTO.TextImage
RIC 34aPescennius Niger AR Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / INVICTO IMPERAT, trophy with arms below. TextImage
RIC 34bPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius 18mm, 3.25 g). Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVSTI A, Laureate head right / INVICTO IMPERAT (C retrograde), Trophy with arms at base. RIC IV 34b; RSC 33a.TextImage
RIC 35Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius 18mm, 3.96 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVSTI A, Laureate head right / INVICTO IMPERAT, Trophy; arms at base. RIC IV 35; RSC 33b.TextImage
RIC 40Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 2.68 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / INVICTO IMPERAT, trophy standing facing; arms at base. RIC IV 40; RSC 38 var. (obv legend)TextImage
RIC 41
sear5 #6110
Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint, 194 AD. IMP CAES C PES NIGER IVS AV, laureate head right / IOVI CONSERV, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle at feet. BMCRE 13, RSC 40. (One example)
RIC 43 varPescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVT AV, laureate head right / IOVI PRAE, Jupiter seated left, holding Nike and spear. TextImage
RIC 44bPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius 18mm, 3.94 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCE N NIGER IVSTI AV, laureate head right / IVSTI AVG (A engraved as Λ), two capricorns back to back, bearing globe on which are seven stars; against their hind quarters, a small shield. RIC IV 44b; RSC 42 var. (obv. legend); BMCRE 304.TextImage
RIC 45aPescennius Niger Denarius. Eastern Mint, IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / IVSTITIA AVG, Justitia standing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia. RSC 43. TextImage
RIC 45cPescennius Niger AR denarius, Caesarea, Cappadocia. 3.10 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / IVSTITIA AVG, Justitia standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 45c.TextImage
RIC 45c varPescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch, AD 193-194. 17mm, 2.81 g. IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / IVSTITIA AVG. Justitia standing front, looking left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 45c var. (obv. legend); RSC 44 var (rev attributes).TextImage
RIC 47d
sear5 #6114
Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint, 193-194 AD. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate bust right / IVSTITIA AVGVSTI, Justicia standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RSC 47d. (One example)
RIC 50 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 18mm, 2.37 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV, laureate head right / IVST[ITIA] AVG, Justitia (or Providentia) standing right, looking left, holding globe and sceptre. RIC 50 type.TextImage
RIC 53 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 2.92 g. 18 mm. IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / MARTI VICT, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy. RIC 53 var (obv legend).TextImage
RIC 54 varPescennius Niger. 193-194. AR Denarius, 2.95 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES G PESCENI NIGER IVSTI AV, laureate head right / MARTI VCTORI (sic), Mars standing left, holding shield set on ground, and spear. RIC IV 54 var. (legends); BMCRE pg. 79* note var and RSC 50 var. (ditto).TextImage
RIC 55 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 3.73 g. 18 mm. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / MAPTI VICTORI, Mars standing left, holding Victory and reversed spear. Legends var of RIC 55; RSC 51 and BMC 308.TextImage
RIC 59 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 16 mm. 3.31 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / MINER VICT, Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear, shield to right. RIC 59 type.TextImage
RIC 59 typePescennius Niger AR Denarius. 193/4 AD, Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGE-R IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / MINER VICT, Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear, shield at feet. RIC 59 var; RSC 53 var (owl instead of Victory). TextImage
RIC 60 typePescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS, laureate head right / MINER VICTRIS, Minerva standing left, holding Victory on globe and spear, shield at feet right. RSC 53a var. TextImage
RIC 60 typePescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch, AD 193-194. 16mm, 2.86 g. IMP CAES C [PESCE?] NIGER IST AVG (sic), laureate head right / [M]INER VICTRIS, Minerva standing left by altar, holding Victory and sceptre, shield behind. RIC 60 var. (obv. legend, altar on rev.).TextImage
RIC 61Pescennius Niger, 193-194 AD, AR denarius, Antioch mint. 2.12 gr. [IMP C]AES C PESC NIGER IV[ST AVG], laureate head right / MINER VICTRIS, Minerva standing left, holding spear and shield. RIC 61; RSC 53a.TextImage
RIC 61 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 3.55 g. 18 mm. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / MINER VICTRIS, Minerva standing left, holding spear and shield set on ground. RIC IV 61 var. (shield raised); RSC 54 var (ditto).TextImage
RIC 62-65 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 18 mm. 2.72 g. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER ISTI AVG, laureate head right / MONETA[...]VS (sic). Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 62-65 type.TextImage
RIC 64Pescennius Niger Denarius. Laureate head right / MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. TextImage
RIC 64c VarPescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II, laureate head right / MONETAE AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RSC 56e. TextImage
RIC 65 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 17mm, 3.13 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER...S AV, laureate head right / MONETE AVG, Moneta standing left, polos on head, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 65 var (obv legend).TextImage
FAKE
RIC 68
FAKE Pescennius Niger AR denarius. Antioch Mint, IMP CAES PESC NIGER COS I, laureate head right / PIETATI AVG Pietas standing, head left, sacrificing over altar. TextImage
RIC 69 varPescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear. TextImage
RIC 70b
sear5 #6121
Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint, 193 AD. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / ROMAE AETERN, Roma seated left holding Victory and sceptre. RSC 60.(One example)
RIC 73Pescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / SAECVLI FELICITAS, crescent moon and seven stars. RSC 63a. TextImage
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RIC 73 var (1)Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius 16mm, 3.05 g. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER IVST, laureate head right / SAECVLI FELICIIS, seven stars above crescent. RIC IV 73 var. (legends); RSC 64 var. (same).TextImage
RIC 73 var (2)Pescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch, AD 193-194. 18mm, 3.27 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS I, laureate head right / SAECVLI FELICITAS, crescent and seven stars. Obv. legend var of RIC 73a; RSC 63 and BMC 312.TextImage
RIC 73 var (3)
RSC 63a
Pescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / (from top right or lower left) SAECVLI FELICITAS, crescent moon and seven stars. TextImage
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RIC 73 var (4)Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. Laureate head right / SAECVLI FELICITAS, seven stars above a crescent. RSC 63cf. TextImage
RIC 77
sear5 #6124
Pescennius Niger denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / SALVTI AVGVSTI, Salus standing right before altar, feeding serpent held in arms. RSC 68. (2 examples)
RIC 79 varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 18mm, 2.37 g. IMP CAES C PESI NIGER[...], laureate head right / SPEI FIRM[...]. Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. RIC 79 var. (obv. legend).TextImage
RIC 81 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch. 3.41 g. 18 mm. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER IVS AVG, laureate head right / VICTOR IVSTI AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. RIC 81 (for type).TextImage
RIC 81c typePescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESCE NIGER IST AVG, laureate head right / VICTOR IVSTI AV, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RSC 78c var. TextImage
RIC 87a varPescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 18mm, 3.66 g. Antioch mint. [IMP] CAES C PESC NIGER IV AVG [COS], laureate head right / [VI]CTORI A E AVG (A engraved as Λ), Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm branch. RIC IV 87a var (legends); RSC 75 var (ditto).TextImage
RIC - Pescennius Niger Denarius. Antioch mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / VICTORI-A-E AVG, Niger standing left, holding globe and sword hilt, crowned by Victory standing left behind him. RIC IV -; BMCRE -; RSC -. TextImage
RIC 88dPescennius Niger, AR denarius, 193-194 AD, 21mm, 3.52 gr. Antioch. IMP CAES PE-SC NGER IVS M, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RIC 88d; BMC 314n. RSC 75g.TextImage
RIC 92 typePescennius Niger. AD 193-194. Denarius. Antioch or Caesarea. 2.52 g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / VIRTVTI AVG, Virtus, helmeted and wearing short tunic, standing front, looking right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield at his side. RIC 92 type; Sear 6128.TextImage
RIC 92a var
RSC 80
Pescennius Niger, AR denarius, Antioch. 193-194 AD. IMP CAES PE[SC] NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / [VIRT]V[TI AVG], Soldier or Virtus, wearing short tunic, standing facing, looking right, holding spear, shield on left arm. RIC 92a var; RSC 80.TextImage
RIC 92bPescennius Niger, AD 193-194. AR Denarius, 17mm, 3.10 g. Caesarea mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVC, laureate head right / VIRTVTI AVG, Mars, naked, standing front, looking right, spear, shield on left arm. RIC 92b.TextImage
RIC 92 type
RSC 80a-v
Pescennius Niger AR Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / VIRTVTI AVG, Virtus, helmeted and in short tunic, standing left, holding spear and resting right hand on shield at his side. RIC 92 var. TextImage
RSC 27e
sear5 #6108
Pescennius Niger AR Denarius. Antioch mint, 193 AD. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVSTI, laureate head right / FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia. RIC 29v. (One example)
RSC 52b-cPescennius Niger AR Denarius. IMP CAES C PESCEN NIGER IVSTI AV, laureate head right / MARTI VCTORI, Mars standing left holding trophy and spear. RSC 52b (legends) and 52c (reverse type). TextImage
RSC 53cPescennius Niger AR Denarius. IMP CAES C PES-CEN NIG IVST AV, laureate head right / MINER VICT, Minerva standing left, holding owl and sceptre. TextImage
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RSC 68aPescennius Niger, AR denarius, 17mm. 193-194 AD. Antioch, Syria. IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / SALVTI AVGVSTI, Salus, wearing long robe, standing right by altar, holding egg in outstretched left hand and serpent in right arm. RSC 68a. RIC 76 and 77 var; Cohen 67 and 68 var; BMC -.TextImage
RSC 76aPescennius Niger 193-194 AD. AR denarius, 17mm. Antioch, Syria. 2,78g. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG COS II, laureate head right / VICTOR IVST AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. RSC 76a; RIC 81e var; Cohen 76 var. BMC - (cf. p. 74 note.).TextImage
RSC 81Pescennius Niger Denarius. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST, laureate head right / VIRTUTI AVG, Military Virtus standing, head left, holding spear and leaning on shield. RSC 81. TextImage
Sear 6098Pescennius Niger, 193-194 AD. AV Aureus. 6.65 g, Alexandria, late 193. IMP CAES PESC NICER IVSTVS AVC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE AVG P P Draped female figure standing facing, head right, holding long staff and Victory bearing a wreath. Bland 11; Sear 6098.TextImage
TLA 81910Pescennius Niger AR denarius, AD 193-194. 18.82mm, 2.16 g. Antioch mint. IMP C PESC NIGR IVST AVG or similar, laureate head right / CELERI FRVGIFERE, Ceres standing left, holding a single torch with both hands. Unpublished reverse. Not in RIC, Sear, RSC, Quelen coll., Schodt, Belfort, Cohen etc. Timeline Auctions int. no. 81910.TextImage
Alexandria
Triton V, 1790
Pescennius Niger AR Tetradrachm of Alexandria. AYTO KAI Γ ΠECKI NΓEΡIO YCTOC CEB, laureate head right / Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. TextImage
Alexandria
CNG 69,1299
Pescennius Niger Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Date uncertain. Laureate head right / Elpis walking left, holding flower and lifting hem of chiton. NISC. TextImage
Antioch
Prieur 177var
Pescennius Niger, 193–194 AD, AR tetradrachm, Antioch, Syria. 31mm. 11.67 g. AYTOK KAICAΡ Γ ΠECK NIΓΡΩ ΔI, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / [ΠΡO]NOIA ΘEΩN, eagle standing facing, head right, talons grasping palm branch (?). Prieur 177 var; Bland, Burnett and Bendall, NC 1987, 3 var.TextImage
Note:There are numerous fake Caesarea Germanica "coins" of this emperor. This list includes genuine coins and fakes. Especially compare the lettering and the head
Caesarea-
Germanica

CNG 63, 1005
Pescennius Niger AE24 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. 5.98 g. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms. Unpublished. CNG sale 63, lot 1005.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
Fontana 8
Pescennius Niger, AE30.5 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΦΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Zeus standing front, looking left, holding sceptre. Fontana Coll, 8 in RIN 1975.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
GM 176, 1617
Pescennius Niger. AE16, 2.82 g. AD 193-194. AYT K Π ΠEC NIΓΡOC, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC, eagle standing left on bucranium, head right, wings spread. Mionnet V, 18 var; Gorny and Mosch 176, 1617.TextImage
Caesarea
Germanica
Helios 5, 623
Pescennius Niger, AE of Caesarea-Germanica, Bithynia. 2.01 g. AVT K Γ ΠEC NIΓΡOC, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC ΓEΡ, serpent with head right on garlanded altar. Apparently unpublished. Helios 5, lot 623.TextImage
Caesarea
Germanica
Lindgren 106 corr
Pescennius Niger AE29 of Caesarea-Germanica, Bithynia. Laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Apollo standing left, holding phiale and laurel branch. TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
Mabbott 1093
FAKE
FAKE Pescennius Niger of Caesarea Germanica. AE24. AD 193-194. 9.49 g. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡY IOYCTOC CEB (first E retrograde), laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Apollo, naked, standing, holding patera and laurel branch. Cast, recut fake of Lindgren I 106 corr. (attributes); Mabbott 1093.TextImage
Caesarea
Germanica
ORC4832
Pescennius Niger AE29 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AVT K ΠECK NIΓEΡOC IOYCTOC CEB Laureate bust right. / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Aphrodite, naked, standing facing, looking right, in bashful pose.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
RecGen 5
Pescennius Niger AE30 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. 15.78 g. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, view of a harbour flanked by two moles (breakwaters), statue of Poseidon (?) standing on one, lighthouse or tower on the other, galley with rowers in the harbour; to left of the harbour a long distyle building with triangular roof; bull recumbent left, head right, in the exergue. RecGen 5; Paris M6027.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
RecGen 6
FAKE Pescennius Niger AE29 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Artemis walking right, holding bow, hound at foot. FAKE. RecGen 6; Mionnet V, 19 ("médaille fausse"); Paris 303.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
RecGen 7
Pescennius Niger, AE29 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. 15,17 g. AD 193-194. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. RecGen 7; Mabbott 1092; SNG Righetti 618; Paris L586. This is the genuine version with larger diameter, heavier weight, correct O letters in the obverse legend and the serpent-entwined staff at almost 45°.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
RecGen 8 (Fake)
FAKE Pescennius Niger AE24 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. Ca 8 g. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC, Asklepios standing front, looking left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. RecGen 8 (this coin); Mionnet V, 21; Paris 305. This is the fake version of this coin, primarily recognisable by the very small O letters in the obverse legend, the almost vertical staff on the reverse, the smaller size and lower weight.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
RecGen 9
Pescennius Niger AE24 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. 7.42 g. AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡOC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC CEΡMANIKHC (sic), coiled serpent with head raised left. RecGen 9; Paris 306.TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
Righetti Coll. 10622
FAKE Pescennius Niger, AE32 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-211. 22.34 g. (Legend recut with errors), AYT K Γ ΠECK NIΓΡ AYΓTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAΡEIAC ΓEΡMANIKHC, Apollo standing left, holding patera and branch. J.P. Righetti Collection, 10622 (this coin).TextImage
Caesarea-
Germanica
SNG vA 6978
Pescennius Niger AE28 of Caesarea Germanica, Bithynia. AD 193-194. 13.27 g. AYT K G PECK NIGROC IOYCTOC CEB, laureate head right / KAICAPEIAC GERMANIKHC, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch. SNG von Aulock 6978.TextImage
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