This is an ancient Roman silver denarius, of Emperor Nerva, struck at Rome in 97 AD
Obverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, "Supreme commander (Imperator) Nerva, Caesar, emperor (Augustus), high priest, holder of tribunician power, consul for the third time, father of the nation." Head of Nerva, laureate, right
Reverse: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, "Harmony with the Army" Clasped hands holding Aquila set on prow, left. Symbolizing the unity between the emperor and the Roman army with two clasped hands over an army standard.
A rare coin in excavated condition has a flan split at 6 o'clock otherwise VF
DATE: 96 - 98 AD (this coin minted at Rome in 97 AD)
SIZE: 18.64mm dia
WEIGHT: 3.02 grams
ATTRIBUTION: RIC II p226, 49; Cohen 98
PROVENANCE: Private collection. Rochester. The United Kingdom.
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