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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 715

Nerva. AD 96-98. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.53 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 715.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

Roman Imperial, Gold

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Nerva. AD 96-98. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.53 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97. IMP NERVΛ CΛES ΛVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / LIBERTΛS PVBLICΛ, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and vindicta (liberation rod) in left. RIC II 19; Calicó 976; BMCRE p. 6, 46 note; BN 31; Biaggi 458; Jameson –; Mazzini 112. Hairlines, surface and edge marks. Good VF.

From the Provence Collection.

According to A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins by John Melville Jones, “Libertas”, the vindicta, which Libertas carries, was “the rod with which a slave was touched during the ceremony of manumission or liberation.”

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.