Prefect of Rome under Commodus elected emperor by the army and Senate after the death of Commodus in AD 192. Assassinated by soldiers in AD 193, after a reign of 87 days.
Obverse: IMP CAES P HELV PERTINAX AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II S-C, Aequitas standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
Aequitas is the Latin concept of justice, equality, conformity, symmetry, or fairness. It is the origin of the English word “equity”. In ancient Rome, it could refer to either the legal concept of equity or fairness between individuals.
This museum quality reproduction was made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.
Diameter: 32 mm
Copper plated, lead-free pewter, hand finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.