EMPEROR NERVA

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  1. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

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    Nerva, 96-98 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 23.09 gm 6h), Rome, after 18 September 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S - C Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and scepter in her left. Banti 34. BMC 135. BN 120. Cohen 118. RIC 100.
     
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  3. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

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    Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.11 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 96 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right. Rev:CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, clasped hands before aquila set on prow. RIC II 3; RSC 25; BMCRE 8.
     
  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..man PeteB...you've got some low circulation coins! :)
     
  5. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Really fun write up and great coins all!
    Ah, the age old question: does Nerva just look grumpy due to having a massive nose or is he actually grumpy for having that gargantuan nose?
    The world may never no...se:D
    Just took this pic today!
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The same idea also comes as a dupondius.
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  7. Tony1982

    Tony1982 Well-Known Member

    My only Nerva , these seem to be hard to find in higher grades for some reason
    Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius .Struck 97 AD. Laureate head right / LIBERTAS PVBLICA ,Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.(3.3g 18 mm)
    RIC II 31; BMCRE 61; RSC 117.
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  8. Edessa

    Edessa Supporter! Supporter

    Nerva, AD 96-98. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 15.42g, 12h), Antioch in Syria mint. Dated "New Holy Year" 1 (AD 96/97). Obv: AVT NEPOVAE KAIΣ ΣEB; Laureate bust of Nerva right, wearing aegis. Rev: ETOYΣ NEOV IEPOV A; Eagle with wings displayed standing right on thunderbolt; in right field, palm branch. Ref: McAlee 419; Prieur 149; RPC 3476. Ex Goldberg.

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  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    His portraits are so distinctive, even a 5 YO could recognize them

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    Nerva, Dupondius - Rome mint, AD 97
    IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TRP COS III PP, radiate head of Nerva right
    LIBERTAS PUBLICA, Liberty standing left, SC in field
    13,87 gr
    Ref : Cohen #116, RCV #3059


    And more than 150 years later, under Trajan Decius, the celators seemed to still remember how "nosy" he was

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    Nerva, Antoninianus - Rome mint AD 250/251
    DIVO NERVE (sic !) Radiate head right
    CONSECRATIO Eagle facing
    4.45 gr
    Ref : RIC IV # 83b, Cohen # 152, RCV # 9467
    in qblay's catalog : NE06/A052
    See G&M auction # 170/2123, same dies

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  10. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    What a "top notch" obverse! Wow !
     
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  11. Edessa

    Edessa Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks! "Cleaned with some light graffiti and polishing marks." noted in the seller's description, which is probably why I could afford it!
     
  12. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I have only one Nerva. What I said a little while ago about my Antoninus Pius coins applies here as well: I bought it quite a few years ago, before I was actively collecting ancient coins, and don't have the seller's photos anymore. So I have to fall back on my own cell phone photos.

    Nerva AR Denarius 97 AD, Obv. Laureate head right, IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P/ Rev. Fortuna standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae, R FORTVNA AVGVST. Old RIC II 16 (1926 ed.), RSC II 66. 18.6 mm., 3.45 g.

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  13. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    Nerva AE Dupondius. 97 AD. RIC 87
    IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, radiate head right /
    LIBERTAS PVBLICA S-C, Liberty standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
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  14. singig

    singig Well-Known Member

    Nerva AE Sestertius. 97 AD. RIC 60
    IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVGVST S-C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Cohen 60.
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  15. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    That's a gorgeous patina!
     
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  16. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Nice write up @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix and great Nervas everyone. Here is mine.


    Nerva: A Rare Common Coin
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    Roman Empire
    Nerva (AD 96-98)
    AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck October AD 97
    Dia.: 17 mm
    Wt.: 3.47 g
    Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III PP; Laureate bust right
    Rev.: SALVS PVBLICA; Salus, seated left, holding grain ears
    Ref.: RIC II 20
    Ex Naville Numismatic Live Auction 44 (Nov. 2018)
     
  17. Meander

    Meander Well-Known Member

    My new Nerva denarius. A great potrait of the emperor IMHO unlike many crude caricatures you can often see on his coins. And beautifuly toned, which I couldn't quite capture on my photos.
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    Nerva, 96 – 98
    Denarius 96, AR 3.68 g. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P Laureate head r. Rev. AEQVITAS – AVG Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae. C 3. BMC 1. RIC 1. CBN 1
     
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Neat thread. I like how the chalcedony bust of Nerva shown in the OP appears to be supernaturally floating in midair.

    This Nerva as from my 2007-08 novice collection remains the only coin of his I’ve had thus far.

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