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96 NGC Ch F Nerva Denarius Roman Empire Salus Trajan Father (22030203C)

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  • Choice Fine Emperor Nerva Roman Empire silver denarius coin.
  • 3.42g, struck 96 CE, RIC 9 (rated as Scarce), RSC 132.
  • Nerva is perhaps best remembered as the adopted father of his successor, Emperor Trajan.
  • NGC Certified to Ch F. 
  • Obverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head facing right.
  • Reverse: SALVS PVBLICA, Salus seated left holding grain ears.
  • Salus was the goddess of safety and welfare. Her temple on the Quirinal at Rome, dedicated in 302 BC, was the scene of an annual sacrifice on August 5. A appropriate type for this Emperor, who had a sincere interest in the welfare of the Roman people.