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Unique ID: LVPL-716282
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
Copper alloy as of Nerva, (96-98AD).
Obverse: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III [P P]; laureate head right.
Reverse: NEPTVNO CIRCENS C[ONSTI]TVT S C; Neptune standing right, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left hand; to left small figure half-emerging from ground.
BMC 3 (1966) (Nerva, no. 132 and p. 553).
This coin type was at one time regarded as a fake, and is categorised as such in RIC 2. It is, however, included in the revision of BMC 3 (1966) as genuine (Nerva, no. 132 and p. 553).
In 1984, Georges de Loye wrote about this type (Revue Numismatique 1984, pp. 95-103). He noted that 1 specimen was from France, another from Germany, but five from Britain (one in Oxford, one in Cambridge and three in the British Museum). Therefore, he surmised that this was an issue intended for use in Britain, (peers. comm. D. Shotter).
A discussion of this coin can be found in Shotter, D, The Numismatic Chronicle 173 'A Rare Find: a Neptune As of the Roman Emperor, Nerva', (London, The Royal Numismatic Society, 2013).
Coin of British Association: Nerva
This is a find of note and has been designated: Potential for inclusion in Britannia
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 2.94 mm
Weight: 9.2 g
Diameter: 27.11 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2012
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Denomination qualifier: Certain
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 5 [96-117]
Obverse description: Laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III [P P]
Reverse description: Neptune standing right, holding acrostolium in right hand and trident in left hand; to left, small figure helf-emerging from ground.
Reverse inscription: NEPTVNO CIRCENS C[ONSTI]TVT S C
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status qualifier: Certain
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|de Loye, G.||1984||Les as de Nerva au type 'Neptuno'||France||Revue Numismatique|