Auction 70

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Ancient and World Coins

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Description

NERVA (96-98). Cistophorus. Uncertain mint in Asia Minor (or Rome).

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR POT P P.
Laureate head right.
Rev: COS IIII.
Temple of Diana of Perga: Distyle temple set upon two-tiered base, with DIANA PERG on entablature and containing cult statue of Diana of Perga.

RIC -; RPC III 1306.2 (this coin cited and illustrated).

Ex Lamar Payne Collection (Triton XI, 8 January 2008), lot 916 (where it realized a hammer of $1,700); Classical Numismatic Review XXVI (Summer 2001), no. 98. Extremely rare with COS. IIII. Nerva's fourth consulship started on 1 January 98, at which time he also suffered a stroke. His health continued to decline, and he developed a fatal fever, ultimately passing away on 28 January. This issue comes from the extremely scarce and rare series of his ill-fated four week final consulship.

Condition: Near extremely fine.

Weight: 10.54 g.
Diameter: 26 mm.

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