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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 1837. Estimate $600. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PERTINAX. 193 AD. AR Denarius (3.22 gm). Alexandria Mint. Laureate head right / Ops seated left, holding grain ears. RIC -; BMCRE -; RSC 33a. VF, good metal for this issue, surfaces lightly abraded. ($600)

No distinction is made in RIC and BMC between the Rome and Alexandria mint denarii of Pertinax. The Alexandrian denarii however are not very rare, accounting for perhaps 1 out of every 3 coins of this type to appear on the market.