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Pertinax

Publius Helvius Pertinax
Augustus (AD 192/193)  |  De Imperatoribus Romanis entry

Pertinax was proclaimed Emperor on the death of Commodus. However he did not have the complete support of the Praetorian Guard. As often happens after the end of a Roman dynasty there occurs a period of political instability. Pertinax was the first of these causalities having reigned only a matter of months, until the new Severan dynasty was founded


Obverse Legends on coins depicting Pertinax

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