Reigned: 96-98ad

MARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA was born about 32 to Marcus Cocceius Nerva and Sergia Plautilla. He pursued a legal career, but Nero awarded him triumphal insignia in 66 for some part in the suppression of the Pisonian conspiracy of 65. He then served as a consul with both Vespasian and Domitian. He became Augustus after Domitian's murder on September 18, 96, although he was probably not involved in the plot. He ruled well and wisely, although the army resented him. He named Trajan as his heir largely to appease the army. He died after a brief illness on January 25, 98 and was deified by Trajan.(From MONETA, from

Bronze AS (26mm 10.41g) Struck 97ad Rome

Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III PP Laureate head right

Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST S C Aequitas standing left, holding cornucopia and scales



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