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    Nerva (AD 96-98). Orichalcum sestertius (32mm, 27.89 gm, 6h). NGC XF 5/5 - 2/5. Rome, AD 97. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P,  laureate head of Nerva right / VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA, two horses (or mules?) grazing in opposite directions; behind, yoke rods and harness, S C in exergue. RIC 93. BMCRE 119. Cohen 143. Olive brown patina.

    This scarce type was struck to mark Nerva's remission of a tax on vehicular traffic in Italy, one of the many financial reforms he undertook during his brief reign to win the support of Rome's masses.


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