NERVA

Reigned: 96-98 A.D.

  MARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA was born about 32 to Marcus Cocceius Nerva and Sergia Plautilla. He pursued a legal career, but Nero awarded him triumphal insignia in 66 for some part in the suppression of the Pisonian conspiracy of 65. He then served as a consul with both Vespasian and Domitian. He became Augustus after Domitian's murder on September 18, 96, although he was probably not involved in the plot. He ruled well and wisely, although the army resented him. He named Trajan as his heir largely to appease the army. He died after a brief illness on January 25, 98 and was deified by Trajan.
(From MONETA, available from www.numus.com)

The Denarii


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.36gr), Struck 96 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II P P Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: SALVS PVBLICA   Salus seated left, holding corn ears.

RIC 9, RSC 132, Sear 3035    Glenn Aitelli Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

RIC 13, RSC 6, Sear 3019 var.    Chris Storck Collection


Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.2gr), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM Clasped hands

RIC 14, RSC 20, Sear 3020    Joe Mastrario Collection



Silver Denarius (16mm), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: FORTVNA AVGVST Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

RIC 16, RSC 66, Sear 3025   Harry Stewart Collection



Silver Denarius (18x19mm, 3.50gr), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: FORTVNA P R Fortuna seated left, corn ears in right hand, scepter in left

RIC 17, RSC 79, Sear 3026   Bob Rinaldi Collection


Silver Denarius (17.6mm, 3.21gr), Struck 97 A.D.in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P Nerva, his laureate head right.

Rev: IVSTITIA AVGVST Justitia seated right on low back chair, holding long scepter and branch.

RIC 18, RSC 101, Sear 3033 var   Tom Mullally Collection


Silver Denarius (19mm), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter

RIC 19, RSC 113, Sear 3034 var.      Harry Stewart Collection



Silver Denarius (19.3mm. 2.95gr), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR POT Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: COS III P P Sacrificial implements

RIC 23, RSC 52, Sear 3024    Tom Mullally Collection



Silver Denarius (18mm, 3.10gr), Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P II COS III P P Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM  Clasped hands

RIC 26, RSC 22, Sear 3020 var.    Glenn Aitelli Collection



The Sestertii


Orichalcum Sestertius (33mm, 24.74gr) Struck 96 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P. Nerva, his laureate head right.

Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S - C. Libertas standing left holding pileus and scepter.

RIC 64, Sear 3050 var., VM 23.    Mark Lehman Collection



Orichalcum Sestertius (28mm) Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P. Nerva, his laureate head right.

Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST S C Aequitas standing left holding cornucopiae and scales

RIC 77     Kevin Ingleston Collection



Orichalcum Sestertius (28mm) Struck 96-8 A.D. Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP Nerva, his laureate head right

Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C Libertas standing left

RIC 86, Cohen 114,115, VM 23   Harry Stewart Collection


The Asses

AE As (26mm, 8.43gr) Struck 97 A.D. in Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P. Nerva, his laureate head right.

Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA S - C. Libertas standing left holding pileus and scepter.

RIC 84, Sear 3064, VM 33.   Mark Lehman Collection

The Fractions

Copper Quadrans (13mm, 2.8gr) Struck 96-8 A.D.

Obv: IMP NERVA-CAES AVG Modius with 4 grain ears and 1 poppy

Rev: S C Winged caduceus

RIC 113 var.  Chris Storck Collection

 

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