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Live auction - bpv_467323 - NERVA Cistophore

NERVA Cistophore XF/AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:45:32
Type : Cistophore
Date: 96
Mint name / Town : Ephèse ou Pergame
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 800 ‰
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,27 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Nerva avec une petite faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Très joli revers de style fin. Patine grise avec les reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [IMP] NERVA CAES AVG. - P M TR POT [P P].
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Nerva à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imp Nerva Cæsar Augustus Tribunicia Potestate Pater Patriæ”, (L’empereur Nerva césar auguste grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : COS - III.
Reverse description : Gerbe de blé, formée de six épis.
Reverse translation : “Consul tertium”, (consul pour la troisième fois).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

Historical background


NERVA

(09/18/96 to 01/25/98) Marcus Cocceius Nerva

The reign of Nerva, born in 32, was a time of transition. It traditionally marks the end of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius and is the junction with the Antonine dynasty emperors or co-opted. Nerva was consul in 71 and 90, he took his third consulship in 97. Old, took with him Nerva Trajan in adopting. The latter succeeded him in January 98.

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