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ID number:  BIRBI-R1308
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Pescennius Niger; Antioch
Denomination:  Denarius
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  193-194
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  3.64
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1939. A. H. Baldwin, 1936.

Description:  Obverse: Head of Pescennius Niger, wearing laurel wreath and shaggy-bearded, facing r. Reverse: Ceres, draped, standing facing l., holding corn-ears in r. and sceptre in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: IMP … CES C RoSTc NIGER IVSTI ΛV (Imperator Caesar Gaius Pescennius Niger Justa Augustus, Consul for the Second Time). Reverse: CERER…™ PRVFER (To the Fruit-Bearing Ceres).

Bibliography:  RIC IV 8

Notes:  Inscription is a variation of this type

3 Related People

Haines, Geoffrey Colton

Pescennius Niger

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