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date: 19 June 2019

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The shortness of the reigns of Pertinax and Julianus allow a snapshot of coin production at the mint of Rome. These coinages have three types. The types celebrate harmony with the army, showing Concordia Militum with her legionary standards; another shows fortune with her rudder steering the emperor's fate; and finally a type shows the togate emperor himself holding a globe as rector orbis, the ruler of the world. In addition to Severus and his wife, the imperial sons feature prominently on the coinage, occasionally all on one coin. The same types of coins are repeated across all the denominations: gold aureus, silver denarius, orichalcum sestertius and dupondius, and copper. This arrangement can be traced back beyond the Antonine period and continues until the extinction of the Augustan system, based around the denarius and sestertius, in the mid-third century.

Keywords: Pertinax, Julianus, coin production, mint, coinage, Severus

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