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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 995. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PESCENNIUS NIGER. 193-194 AD. AR Denarius (2.82 gm). Caesarea in Cappadocia mint. IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right / SALVTI AVG, Salus standing facing before lighted altar, head right, holding serpent in her arms and feeding it from a patera. RIC IV 75b; J. Van Heesch, "Les ateliers monétaires de Pescennius Niger," RBN CXXIV (1978), pg. 62 and 11a; BMCRE 312A; RSC 66a. Toned, good VF, minor porosity. ($1500)