Reproduction Aureus of Pertinax - Providentia
Obverse: Laureate, bust of Pertinax right. Text around IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III.
Reverse: Providentia standing left, raising right hand towards star above left and resting left hand on her breast. Text around PROVID DEOR COS II.
History: Due to Pertinax's short term as emperor these aureus are very rare. After the murder of Commodus, Pertinax was made emperor in January 193, but his reforms and economies enraged the soldiery, especially the Praetorians, and in a mutiny they invaded the palace and murdered him on 28 March, 193 after a reign of only eighty-six days.
Date: Rome mint, January - March 193AD