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25 March 2018
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Lot 238
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
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Nerva, 96-98. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 25.41 g, 5 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA / S C Two mules grazing in opposite directions, their harnesses lying behind them. BMC 119. CBN 108. Cohen 143. RIC 93. Rare and with an interesting reverse type. Nerva's hair somewhat tooled, otherwise, good fine.

From the collection of W. F. Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1975.

Most of Nerva's bronze coins bear general types such as the personifications of Aequitas, Fortuna or Libertas, but a very small group issued in 97 records some particular, very interesting and historically important events. Beside PLEBEI VRBANAE FRVMENTO CONSTITVTO (RIC 89) or TVTELA ITALIAE (RIC 92) and a few others, the type shown here is surely among the rarest of Nerva's bronze coinage. What does it tell us? The Vehiculatio was a tax on road traffic on the main roads to benefit the Imperial Post. It included various charges for the disposition of animals and vehicles, which had to be provided by local authorities and were only insufficiently refunded by the government. Nerva exempted the people of Italy from paying those costs and celebrated his popular reform on this Sestertius. Following those reforms, in Italy the Vehiculatio was paid by the Fiscus itself. All the other provinces were still charged. The cursus publicus became one of the most important and largest governmental institutions in the Roman Empire.
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25 Mar 2018 17:29:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
19 Jan 2022 23:38:55 CET
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Hammer Price:
950 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 10)

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Lot 238
Starting Price: 350 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 25.41 g, 5 h), Rome, 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA / S C Two mules grazing in opposite directions, their harnesses lying behind them. BMC 119. CBN 108. Cohen 143. RIC 93. Rare and with an interesting reverse type. Nerva's hair somewhat tooled, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
Lot 239
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. As (Copper, 28 mm, 10.59 g, 5 h), Rome, 98. IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P II Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. IMP II COS II / S C Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. CBN -.Cohen 88. RIC 105. Scarce; attractive brown patina. Some minor marks, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 850 CHF
Lot 240
Starting Price: 125 CHF
Nerva, 96-98. (Silver, 47.00 g). Lot of 3 Silver and 2 Bronze coins of Nerva: Denarii (3), Sestertius (1) and As (1). Average about very fine and better (5).
Hammer Price: 800 CHF
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