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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Adoptive Emperors| > |Nerva| > SH08110
Nerva, 18 September 96 - 25 January 98 A.D.
In Roman mythology, Aequitas was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Aequitas was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor (Aequitas Augusti). The scales, a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The cornucopia signifies the prosperity which results from Aequitas and Aequitas Augusti.
SH08110. Silver denarius, RIC II 13, RSC II 6, BnF III 13, BMCRE III 24, Hunter I 9, SRCV II -, Choice EF, exceptional stern portrait, mint luster, Rome mint, weight 3.72g, maximum diameter 18.9mm, die axis 180o, 97 A.D.; obverse IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right; reverse AEQVITAS AVGVST (fairness of the emperor), Aequitas standing half left, head left, wearing stephane, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; SOLD










REFERENCES

Posnansky, H. Nemesis und Adrasteia. (Koebner, 1890).
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