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Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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Nero's first bronze issue at Rome c. 63 A.D. omitted the usual letters S C, abbreviating Senatus Consulto (with authority of the Senate). All of his following issues included S C. Curtis Clay was the first to note that an example of this third issue type, struck with the same reverse die as our coin, had been struck with a first issue reverse die, recycled with S C added. A Praetorian camp is visible in the upper background on the first issue specimens. Due to die wear, the camp is not visible on third issue examples from this recycled die.
SH71774. Bronze sestertius, RIC I 135 (S), Mac Dowall WCN 84, BMCRE I 124, BnF II 272, Cohen I -, SRCV I -, F, well centered, nice high relief portrait, weight 23.438 g, maximum diameter 35.5 mm, die axis 225o, Rome mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, laureate bust right wearing aegis; reverse bare-headed, togate Nero, standing left on dais addressing troops, raising right hand, praetorian prefect behind, three soldiers before him standing right, two foremost hold standards, praetorian camp in background, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking, ADLOCVT COH in exergue; ex Seaver Collection; very rare; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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The Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace was commissioned by the Roman Senate on 4 July 13 B.C. to honor the triumphal return of Augustus from Hispania and Gaul, and consecrated by the Senate on 30 January 9 B.C. to celebrate the peace established in the Empire after Augustus' victories. The first fragmentary sculptures were rediscovered in 1568 beneath the basilica San Lorenzo in Lucina. In 1938, excavation was completed, fragments were recovered from a number of owners, and the altar was restored and installed in its own pavilion. Today, the Ara Pacis is in a museum which opened in 2006.Persian Empire
SH72096. Bronze as, RIC I 527; Mac Dowall WCN 590, BnF II 150, Cohen I 30, BMCRE I -, SRCV I -, F, superb portrait, areas of corrosion, weight 9.192 g, maximum diameter 30.4 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 66 A.D.; obverse IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, bare head right, globe at point of neck; reverse Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace) altar enclosure with ornamented panels and central double door, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, ARA PACIS in exergue; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (14 Nov 2012), part of lot 873; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D., Sidon, Phoenicia

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Under Elagabalus, Sidon was made a Roman colonia named Colonia Aurelia Pia Sidon.
RP66230. Bronze AE 27, cf. SNG Cop 256; Rouvier V p. 262, 1494; BMC Phoenicia p. 184, 244; Lindgren III 1446 (all with variations), VF, weight 13.583 g, maximum diameter 27.2 mm, die axis 0o, Sidon (Saida, Lebanon) mint, obverse IMP C M AV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL AVR PIA METRO. SID in exergue, cart of Astarte with two wheels and four columns supporting roof, Baetyl (probably a meteorite) placed on a base within, four palm fronds projecting from roof; ex Seaver Collection; rare; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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The Jewish Revolt began in 66 A.D. The rebels were successful at first. The Zealots took Jerusalem and annihilated the Roman garrison (a cohort of Legio III). The Sicarii captured the fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Cestius Gallus, legate of Syria, marched into Judea leading a Roman army of 28,000 soldiers, including Legio III Gallica, Legio XII Fulminata and Legio XXII Primigenia. Unable to take the Temple in Jerusalem, he retreated to the coast where he was surrounded at Beth-Horon and nearly wiped out by the Zealots.
RB66164. Orichalcum dupondius, Lyon 209/1a, BnF II 190, Mac Dowall WCN 529, RIC I 599 corr. (S - C flanking), Cohen I 325, BMCRE I -, SRCV I -, F, weight 11.519 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 66 A.D.; obverse IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR POT P P, laureate head left, small globe at base of neck; reverse SECVRITAS AVGVSTI (security of the Emperors), Securitas enthroned right, relaxed with head resting on right hand, scepter in left, lit altar and torch before, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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Legend claims Nero fiddled while Rome burned. While this rumor is probably not true, Nero did sing and play the lyre at other times. He even composed songs that were performed by entertainers across the empire. At first, Nero only performed for private audiences, but in 64, when this coin was struck, he began singing in public in Neapolis. Nero craved the attention, but also he was encouraged to perform in public by the Senate, his inner circle and the people. Nero's famous dying words were "Qualis artifex pereo," which translates, "What an artist dies in me!"
RB72097. Orichalcum as, BnF II 102, RIC I 417, Mac Dowall WCN 547, BMCRE I 377, Cohen 246, SRCV I 1975 var. (head right), aVF, centered, excellent portrait, rough, weight 10.064 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 180o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS, bare head left, globe at point of neck; reverse PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power, imperator, father of the country), Nero as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right in flowing robes, singing and playing the lyre, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, I (mark of value) in exergue; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (14 Nov 2012), part of lot 873; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

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"This acclamation by his troops followed Trajan's capture of the Mesopotamian city of Singara." -- David Sear in Roman Coins and Their Values II
RB72488. Orichalcum sestertius, Woytek 548v2, RIC II 656, BMCRE III 1017, Strack 463, BnF IV 843, Cohen II 177, SRCV II 3187, aVF, centered, rough, weight 21.609 g, maximum diameter 32.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 115 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right; reverse Trajan in military garb seated right on dais, raising hand, haranguing soldiers below; two officers standing beside him, a third stands before dais, six soldiers below, two in front extend hands to Trajan, one holds two spears, at back a soldier holds horse at ready; three military standards in background, IMPERATOR VIIII / S C in exergue; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (13 - 14 Nov 2012), part of lot 883; ex Seaver Collection; rare; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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Legend claims Nero fiddled while Rome burned. While this rumor is probably not true, Nero did sing and play the lyre at other times. He even composed songs that were performed by entertainers across the empire. At first, Nero only performed for private audiences, but in 64, when this coin was struck, he began singing in public in Neapolis. Nero craved the attention, but also he was encouraged to perform in public by the Senate, his inner circle and the people. Nero's famous dying words were "Qualis artifex pereo," which translates, "What an artist dies in me!"
SH66183. Orichalcum as, RIC I 211, BMCRE I 256, Cohen I 248, SRCV I 1978, VF, superb high relief portrait, scratch on reverse, weight 8.446 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANIC, radiate head right; reverse PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power, imperator, father of the country), Nero as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right in flowing robes, singing and playing the lyre, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, I (mark of value) in exergue; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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The reverse legend translates, "The gates of Janus' temple are closed because peace of the Roman people is set on both land and sea." On the rare occasions when Rome was not at war the doors of the 'Twin Janus' were ceremonially closed, an event Nero commemorated extensively on the coinage of 65 - 67 A.D. -- Roman Coins and Their Values, Vol. 1 by David R. Sear
SH66169. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC I 265, BMCRE I 160, SRCV I 1958 var. (head right), F, a little rough, weight 21.260 g, maximum diameter 33.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head right; reverse PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT, view of the Temple of Janus from the front left corner, temple front on the right with garland over closed doors within arch, the left side of the temple to the left with long latticed window, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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Legend claims Nero fiddled while Rome burned. While this rumor is probably not true, Nero did sing and play the lyre at other times. He even composed songs that were performed by entertainers across the empire. At first, Nero only performed for private audiences, but in 64, when this coin was struck, he began singing in public in Neapolis. Nero craved the attention, but also he was encouraged to perform in public by the Senate, his inner circle and the people. Nero's famous dying words were "Qualis artifex pereo," which translates, "What an artist dies in me!"
RB72098. Orichalcum as, BnF II 101, RIC I 416, Mac Dowall WCN 543, BMCRE I 376, Cohen 247, SRCV I 1975, F, excellent portrait, porous, scrape, weight 10.108 g, maximum diameter 28.1 mm, die axis 225o, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, 65 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS, bare head right, globe at point of neck; reverse PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P (high priest, holder of Tribunitian power, imperator, father of the country), Nero as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right in flowing robes, singing and playing the lyre, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across field, I (mark of value) in exergue; ex Morton & Eden auction 59 (14 Nov 2012), part of lot 873; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD


Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D.

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"Trajan, having crossed the Ister by means of the bridge, conducted the war with safe prudence rather than with haste, and eventually, after a hard struggle, vanquished the Dacians. In the course of the campaign he himself performed many deeds of good generalship and bravery, and his troops ran many risks and displayed great prowess on his behalf. It was here that a certain horseman, after being carried, badly wounded, from the battle in the hope that he could be healed, when he found that he could not recover, rushed from his tent (for his injury had not yet reached his heart) and, taking his place once more in the line, perished after displaying great feats of valor." -- Roman History by Cassius Dio
RB72486. Orichalcum sestertius, Woytek 203cA, BnF IV 562, BMCRE III 836, RIC II 534 var. (slight drapery vice aegis), Cohen II 503, SRCV II 3204, F, well centered, attractive tone, scratches and marks, shallow pit at 7:00 on obverse, weight 23.711 g, maximum diameter 34.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 103- 111 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, aegis on left shoulder; reverse S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C, Trajan on horseback, galloping right, in military dress, brandishing spear at Dacian warrior who is raising his hands while falling on his knees, and being trampled by horse's fore-hooves, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue; ex Morton & Eden auction 15 (14 Nov 2012), part of lot 883; ex Seaver Collection; SOLD




  




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