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Sestertius with head of Nerva

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Obverse: Head of Nerva, laureate, right. IMPNERVACAESAVG. PMTRPCOSIIPP Reverse: Fortuna, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. FORTVNA AVGVST S C (left and right in field)

Provenance

Ex Leo Hamburger Sale, Frankfurt am Main, Oct. 19, 1925, no. 761 Fix Wilbour credit line with dates; data otherwise is okay

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 96

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 24.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.230

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins