Cistophorus with bust of Nerva

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 97


Mint: Asia Minor: Ionia or Mysia, Probably Ephesos or Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.2652

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nerva, laureate, right.
IMPNERVACAESAVGPM TRPOTPPCOSIII
Reverse: Temple of Roma and Augustus, two columns visible.
Between columns Nerva stands at left holding spear in right hand and in left globe (?). At right facing female figure stands holding cornucopia in left hand and wreath over Nerva’s head with right.
On entablature: ROMAETAVG
Left and right in field: COM ASI

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 11, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour