Pescennius Niger

193 - 194

Niger was the governor of Syria at the time of Pertinax's murder. When he heard what had happened he decided he was the right man for the job. His soldiers quickly fell in line and off they went to Rome. A little kink in their plans cropped up when news reached them that the army of Septimius Severus had the same plans. Niger judiciously figured that his chances of defeating Severus in the open field were not good so he retreated at once back to Syria to await Severus on his own turf. Although this made things a bit more difficult for Severus, however, he was still able to defeat his rival in separate battles and then executed.

AU Aureus


Unlisted RIC, Calico 2406 Aureus Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVICAPPRVRB - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Aureus Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FORTVNAPP - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).


AR Denarius


RIC 1v Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVGCOSII - Laureate head right.
Rev: AETERNITAS - Crescent with seven stars above. [RIC lists for obv. legend IMP C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II]. 193-194 (Caesarea in Cappadocia).



RIC 19v Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FIDEIEXERCITVI - Three vexillae; center vexillum with shield reading VI/CAV/G. [RIC lists for draped and cuirassed bust]. 193-194 (Caesarea in Cappadocia).



RIC 25 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTA - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDV - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 25v Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAV - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCI - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 26c, C 28 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAV - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCI - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 45a, C 43 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAV - Laureate head right.
Rev: IVSTITIAAVG - Justitia standing, facing, holding scales and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 59, C 53 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSAVGCOSII - Laureate head right.
Rev: MINERVICT - Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield. 194 (Antioch). $2,470 2/18/02.



RIC 60v, BMC 309v Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: MINERVICTRIS - Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield. 193-194 (Antioch). $396 9/25/02.



RIC 64b Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCENNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: MONETAEAVG - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 64c(var.), C 56e Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSAVGCOSII - Laureate head right.
Rev: MONETAEAVG - Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. [RIC 64c lists legend as IMP C PESC NIGER IVS AVG COS II]. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 66b Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: MONETEAVG - Moneta standing left, holding scales and raising skirt. 193-194 (Antioch). $638 2/28/02.



RIC 75b, BMC 312a, C 66a Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVG - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake; altar to right. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 75b(var.) Denarius Obv: IMPCAESPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVG - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake; altar to right. 193-194 (Antioch). $1,850 9/24/03.



RIC 77, C 68 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVGVSTI - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake; altar to right. 193-194 (Antioch). $1,600 4/16/02.



RIC 78v, BMC 313 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVTIAVG - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. [RIC lists for obverse legend IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AV]. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 81c(var.), BMC 314v Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCENIGERISTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIVSTIAV - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. [RIC lists reverse legend as VICTOR IVST AV]. 193-194 (Antioch).



RIC 81f(var.) Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSAVSCOSII - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIVSTAVG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. 194 (Antioch).



RIC 83a(var.) Denarius Obv: IMPCAESPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAEAVG - Victory standing left, inscribing shield on column and holding palm. (Antioch).



RIC 87v, BMC 315 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAEAVG - Victory standing left, holding wreath and raising skirt. (Antioch).



RIC 88, C 75 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSM - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAAVG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. (Antioch).



RIC 89v, BMC 315, C 75h Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAEAVG - Victory standing left, holding wreath and raising skirt. (Antioch). $6,750 7/2/05.



RIC 92b, C 80a Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTIAVG - Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSAVGCOSII - Laureate head right.
Rev: FELICITASTEMPOR - Two cornucopiae, crossed. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESC[]IA - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIVSTIAVG - Victory advancing right, holding wreath with both hands. c.193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCENIGERISTIAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDV - Fortuna seated left, holding branch and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch). $510 5/21/03.



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCENNIGERIVSTA - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCI - Fortuna standing left, holding palm and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAEREDVCI - Fortuna standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESPESCNIGERIVTAV - Laureate head right.
Rev: IOVIPRAE - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter. 193-194 (Antioch).



Unlisted Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: ROMAEAETERNAE - Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear. 193-194 (Antioch).



CNG 69 #1648 Denarius Obv: IMPCAESCPESCNIGERIVSTAVG - Laureate head right.
Rev: VICTORIAEAVG - Pescennius Niger standing left on left, holding globe and sword, being crowned by Victory to right, holding palm. 193-194 (Antioch).