Archaeology, Numismatics
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Bust of Roman Emperor Pertinax - Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden, Netherlands
Bust of Roman Emperor Pertinax - Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: Bust of Publius Helvius Pertinax. Classical Antiquity Collection: Roman epoch.
Marble, locality EJ Djem (Tunisia); end of the 2nd century AC (imperial time)

Publius Helvius Pertinax (126 - 193 AC.) was the son of a slave. He makes a career in the Roman army and becomes one of the highest officers. After the murder of Emperor Commodus (192 AC), he is declared a new emperor. He is full of plans: financial reorganization, fair distribution of land among the population and a stricter discipline for soldiers and officers. The latter is fatal to him. On March 28, 193 AC, the Pretoria Garde brings him to life.

Source of information: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), Leiden, NetherlandsPublius Helvius Pertinax

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

Recommended/Related links

http://www.livius.org/articles/person/pertinax/

Bust of Roman Emperor Pertinax - Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden, Netherlands

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