Roman Emperor Nerva AD 96-98 Silver Denarius NGC CHAU Very Rare In High Grade PQ
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Roman Emperor Nerva AD 96-98 Silver Denarius NGC CHAU Very Rare In High Grade PQ.
Only 251 examples have been certified by NGC Ancients. With 14 grading CHAU and only 3 grading Mint State. This coin is what we call in the wholesale works a sleeper rarity and a Condition Rarity and good value for the money.
Silver Denarius - Holed. 3.0g, 17.7mm
MINTED: Rome mint, AD 97
REF: cf. RIC II 15
OBVERSE: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P C[OS III P P?], laureate head right.
REVERSE: CONCOR[DIA EXERC]ITVVM, Clasped hands holding aquila set on prow, left.
Good. Bright, polished metal. Holed. A budget example, priced accordingly.
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.