Nerva

96 - 98 A.D.

Nerva's career as emperor ended less than two years after his accession to the throne. Up to that point he had been a long-time central politician under the various emperors before him, particularly Domitian and Nero. However, he started off as emperor under a precarious relationship with the army which rightly suspected him of being involved in the conspiracy against Domitian. He made things right in their eyes by presenting them with an embarrassingly apologetic speech and appointing Trajan as his successor. Trajan was at the time an admired general engaging the Germanic tribes. He died in 98 following a stroke and afterwards Trajan forced the Senate to consecrate him.

Aureus

RIC 13, Cohen 5 Aureus Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIAVG, laureate head right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. Lot sold for $4,250 1/16/02.


AR Denarius

RIC 9, Cohen 132 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIPP. Laureate head of emperor right.
Rev: SALVSPVBLICA. Salus seated left, holding corn-ears. Lot sold for $57 2/13/02.


RIC 13 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP. Head, laureate, right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGVST. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.


RIC 14d, Cohen 20 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIAEXERCITVVM - Clasped hands.


RIC 15, Cohen 29 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right
Rev: CONCORDIAEXERCITVVM - Clasped hands, holding legionary eagle, resting on a prow. Lot sold for $118 2/3/02.


RIC 16d, Cohen 66 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAAVGVST - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.


RIC 17d, Cohen 79 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAPR - Fortuna seated left, holding corn ears and scepter.


RIC 19d, Cohen 113 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: LIBERTASPVBLICA - Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter.


RIC 20d, Cohen 134 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: SALVSPVBLICA - Salus seated left, holding corn ears.


RIC 24d, Cohen 48 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPOT - Laureate head right.
Rev: COSIIPATERPATRIAE - four priestly objects.


RIC 42, Cohen 86 AR Denarius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGGERMPMTRPII. Head, laureate, right.
Rev: IMPIICOSIIIIPP. Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.


Sestertius

RIC 83 Sestertius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP; Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTUNA AVGVST SC; Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.


RIC 86, Cohen 110 Sestertius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIDESIGNIIIPP; Laureate head right.
Rev: LIBERTASPVBLICA S C; Libertas standing left with pileus and scepter.


Dupondius

RIC 65, Cohen 109 Dupondius Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIPP - Radiate head right.
Rev: LIBERTASPVBLICA S C - Libertas standing left holding pileus and scepter.


As

RIC 77, Cohen 7 As Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: AEQVITASAVGVST S C - Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.


RIC 83, Cohen 68 As Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIPP - Laureate head right
Rev: FORTVNAAVGVST SC - Fortuna standing left, holding a rudder and cornucopia. Lot sold $57 11/1/01.


RIC 98, Cohen 73 As Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPIICOSIIIPP - Laureate head right.
Rev: FORTVNAAVGVST S C - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.


S 964, VM 31 As Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPCOSIIIPP, laureate head right
Rev: AEQVITAS S C, Equity standing left holding cornucopia (and scales). Lot sold for $103 11/12/01.


S 966 As Obv: IMPNERVACAESAVGPMTRPIICOSIIIPP, His laureated head right
Rev: LIBERTASPVBLICA S C, Libertas standing left holding sceptre and pileus. Lot sold for $170 11/16/01.


Provincials

Wruck 129 AE28 (Seleukis and Pieria) Obv: Laureate head right.
S C within laurel wreath.