Pertinax

Reece Period attributed: Period 10

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Member of the 193-197 dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 193 until .

Pertinax was born AD 126. After the murder of Commodus, Laetus and Eclectus persuaded Pertinax to become Emperor. He bought the support of the Praetorian Guard and was affirmed by the Senate, but tried to institute too many reforms in too short a time.

The Senate and people of Rome were delighted as Pertinax accused the imperial freedmen of embezzlement and sought to curb the excesses of the Praetorian guard, but he alienated these key constituencies by his actions. After only 87 days of rule, Pertinax was killed by a herd of soldiers who stormed the palace.

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Description: A Roman silver denarius of Pertinax (AD 19…
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