NERVA
AD 96-98

AE As. 10.95g, 27.6mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 96-98
REF: RIC II 98
OBVERSE: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P, laureate head right.
REVERSE: FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left, S C in fields.

 

Grade/Notes:

Almost Very Fine. Dark green patina with lighter earthen hues highlighting devices.

 

Historical Notes:
A confidant and advisor to emperor Nero and the rulers of the Flavian dynasty, Nerva was already an elderly man of sixty-five when he was elected to the throne by the Roman Senate. He was liberal with donatives to the people and soldiery, and granted amnesty to senators and officials who had been persecuted under Domitian's tyranny. As he was childless and viewed with some suspicion by the army, Nerva was forced to adopt the popular general Trajan as his heir. This act proved to be his most significant act, as when he died after just fifteen months on the throne, he ensured the transition of power to one of Rome's strongest and most capable rulers.

NERVA . AD 96-98 . AE As . Fortuna, Goddess of Fortune

SKU: 400
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