Reverse: Standing Virtus, wearing helmet and cuirass, with spear and shield

Obverse: Laureate bust of Pescennius Niger

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Antioch
Material: Silver
Denomination: Denarius
Issuing Authority: Pescennius Niger
Actual Weight: 3.05 g.
Die Axis: 12
Date: exact 193 AD - exact 194 AD
Dimensions: 19 mm.
Region: Syria (?)
Period: Severan

Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle stands the helmeted figure of Virtus (Valor), wearing a cuirass, in a near frontal pose, with his head profile to the right. He holds a spear in his right hand and rests his left hand on a shield.

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial denarius

Sources Used: Cohen 1880-1892, 3.413, no. 80, Mars on reverse