Pescennius Niger

Reece Period attributed: Period 10

Obverse image of a coin of Pescennius Niger

Member of the 193-197 dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 193 until 194.

After the murder of Pertinax, Niger was declared emperor by his troops. He was defeated four times by Severus and executed near the Euphrates in 194.

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Broadperiod: ROMAN
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Broadperiod: ROMAN
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  • Preferred label: Pescennius Niger
  • Full names:
    • Pescennius Niger
    • Gaius Pescennius Niger
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  • Predecessor: Didius Julianus
  • Successor: Septimius Severus
  • Definition: Pescennius Niger (Latin: Gaius Pescennius Niger Augustus; c. 135/140 – 194) was Roman Emperor from 193 to 194 during the Year of the Five Emperors. He claimed the imperial throne in response to the murder of Pertinax and the elevation of Didius Julianus, but was defeated by a rival claimant, Septimius Severus, and killed while attempting to flee from Antioch.
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    • Other title(s):
      • Roman Emperor
    • Came After:
      • Septimius Severus
    • Came before:
      • Didius Julianus
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