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Roman Empire. Nerva, 96-98. Syria. Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Tetradrachm, 28 mm; 15.13 g; 'New Holy Year' 1 = 96/7.
Obverse: AYT•NEPOYAΣ KAIΣ•ΣEB Laureate head of Nerva to right, wearing aegis on his left shoulder //
Reverse: ETOYΣ• NEOY•IEPOY•A Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; before, palm frond
McAlee 419. RPC III 3476. Prieur 149.
Exceptionally rare die. Beautifully toned, fine style. Extremely fine. NGC Ch XF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5
Ex collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, privately acquired from Bank Leu on 26 August 1975.
Most probably the finest style portrait of Nerva in existence.