Coins of Roman Emperor Nerva

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  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    Nerva reigned 16 months after the death of Domitian. My latest coin and subject of my latest "Note" on SullaCoins is a denarius of Nerva with a somewhat unusual and short legend on the reverse. He was the first of the emperors known as the "5 Good Emperors". Mattingly and Sydenham (RIC II) describe the reason for his selection by the Senate: "as a politician he was colourless and inoffensive to the military".

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nerva (96 -98 A.D.)
    Cappadocia, Caesarea
    AR Didrachm
    R: CEBACTOY TYXH, Tyche standing left holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
    Cappadocia, Caesarea 97 A.D.
    Sydenham 150, SNG von Aulock 6380
  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    Great coin, @Mat, I am a fan of the Cappadocian didrachm. I don't have one of Nerva.
    Lucius Verus Cappadocia Didrachm.jpg
  5. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    This Nerva from Antioch... As found.


    and this sestertius. A birthday present.
  6. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    RI Nerva AE Dupondius 96-98 CE LIBERTAS PVBLICA -pileus ex: @TIF
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  9. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Nice coins everyone.
    Nerva Rome mint 97 AD
    AE As, 10.15gr, 27mm RIC 77, Cohen 7, BMC 127
    IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / AEQVITAS AVGVST S-C, Equitas standing left with scales & cornucopiae.
    Marcus Cocceius Nerva was Roman emperor from 96 to 98. He was born November 8, 30 AD, and died January 27, 98 AD. Nerva became emperor when aged almost 66, after a lifetime of imperial service under Nero and the succeeding rulers of the Flavian dynasty. Under Nero, he was a member of the imperial entourage and played a vital part in exposing the Pisonian conspiracy of 65.
  10. stlnats

    stlnats Active Member

    Altho at best a secondary interest, I do have a soft spot for the big silvers of the east, many of which have very nice portraits and generally are moderately priced. This tetradrachm of Antioch shows a double strike on the reverse and unfortunately is missing his name on the obverse but does have a great portrait that really appealed/appeals to me. So, it's the representative in my "one per emperor" set. What fun!

  11. GarrettB

    GarrettB Well-Known Member

    My only Nerva (obviously my Avatar!).

    Nerva AR Denarius. Rome, AD 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head to right / CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, clasped hands, holding legionary eagle resting on prow. RIC II 27; BMCRE 54; RSC 34. 3.15g, 17mm, 6h.

    Nerva double.jpg
  12. Dafydd

    Dafydd Supporter! Supporter

    O: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right.
    RIC 79, Cohen 21, BMCRE 128

  13. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    This is my only coin of Nerva.

    Nerva, tetradrachm, Antioch, year 1 (96/97 AD).
    Prieur 149

    Nerva, tetradrachm, Antioch year 1 (96-97 AD) Prieur 149 6-25-24.jpg
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  14. rasielsuarez

    rasielsuarez Active Member

    Tough to find attractive coins of this emperor. This one's pretty decent but would like to upgrade some day. Hell of a nose.

    Nerva 2024-03-06 4556x2212.JPG
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