VERY RARE BRASS SESTERTIUS OF NERVA: CONGIAR P R. ROME, DECEMBER AD 96. Bverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II DESIGN III P P, laureate head of Nerva facing right. Reverse: CONGIAR P R S C, Nerva, seated right on platform, a second platform before him on which attendant is seated, distributing largesse to citizen who mounts steps of platform, statues of Minerva and Liberalitas standing left on pedestals in background. Weight: 22.6 g. This extremely rare reverse type is a revival of a Neronian type issued 32 years earlier, depicting a typical and well-detailed scene of Imperial largesse to the people of Rome: each man is said to have received 75 denarii on this occasion – roughly equivalent to 3 months pay for the average citizen! ALL MY COINS ARE GUARANTEED GENUINE. I POST FIRST CLASS “SIGNED FOR”. PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER ITEMS FOR MORE ANCIENT COINS. The item “VERY RARE BRASS SESTERTIUS OF NERVA CONGIAR P R. ROME, DECEMBER AD 96. RIC 71″ is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\Ancient\Roman\Roman Imperial (96-235AD)”. The seller is “felicitas.perpetua” and is located in Norwich, Norfolk. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Cleaned/ Uncleaned: Uncleaned
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Roman Period: Roman Imperial (96 – 235 AD)
- Denomination: Sestertius
- Metal: Brass