Pescennius Niger Emperor of the Roman Empire from April 193 to May 194.
Gaius Pescennius Niger Augustus was Roman Emperor from 193 to 194 during the Year of the Five Emperors.

Commodus made Niger imperial legate of Syria in 191, and he was still serving in Syria when news of Pertinax' murder broke. Niger was proclaimed Emperor by the eastern legions by the end of April 193. He took the additional cognomen Justus, or "the Just".

In the ensuing civil war against the other claimants - Didius Julianus, Clodius Albinus and Septimius Severus - Niger lost to Septimius Severus. He was captured and beheaded, and his severed head was taken to Byzantium.
Pescennius Niger
Epithet: Justus ("the Just")
(1) Pescennius Niger
An AR Denarius struck AD 193-194 in Antioch
Obverse: IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: IVSTITIA AVGVSTI, Justitia (or Aequitas) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

Diameter: 19 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 2.79 g
No notes for this coin
RIC 47b