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Triton XXI, Lot: 784. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Pescennius Niger. AD 193-194. AR Denarius (16.5mm, 3.23 g, 1h). Antioch mint. Struck 194 AD. IMP CAES C PESC NIG-ER IVST AVG COS II, laureate head right / VICTO-R IV-ST AV, Victory advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, cradling palm frond in left arm. RIC IV 81e var. (legends); RSC 76–8c var. (same); BMCRE p. 74, ‡ var. (same). EF, toned. Exceptional portrait, very rare thus.

From the Dr. Allan Smith Collection.