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Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
Nero considered himself an artist, perhaps he was and took an interest in his coinage - the sestertii of Nero are considered by many to be the finest numismatic art of the Roman Empire.
RB84073. Orichalcum sestertius
, RIC I
443 (S), Mac Dowall WCN
428, Giard Lyon
119, BnF II
83, Cohen I
262, BMCRE I
-, Hunter I
-, SGCV I
-, VF, fine style
, excellent portrait, attractive brown toning
slightly off center, some light corrosion, Lugdunum
25.990g, maximum diameter
35.0mm, die axis
, 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR
AVG GER P M TR P
IMP P P, laureate head
left, globe at point of neck; reverse Roma
seated left on cuirass
and shields, wearing helmet and military garb, Victory
in offering wreath
in her right hand, her left hand resting on parazonium
at side, right foot drawn back and resting on helmet, S - C
) flanking across field
at center, ROMA
Catalog current as of Monday, May 21, 2018.
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