In 62 A.D., Nero divorced his wife Octavia to marry Poppaea. In 65 A.D., Nero kicked Poppaea in the stomach while she was pregnant, killing her.
Judaean Kingdom, Herod Agrippa II, 55 - 95 A.D., DivaPoppaea and DivaClaudia Commemorative
This is the only coin ever issued in the name of Claudia, Nero's daughter, who died in infancy, 63 A.D. Poppaea was described as a "god fearer" by Josephus and she may have interceded with Nero on behalf of the Judaeans.
SH60175. Bronze AE 20, RPC I 4846, Hendin 1270, SGICV 2058, Vagi 746, VF, weight 4.823 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, CaesareaPaneas mint, reign of Nero, 65 A.D.; obverseDIVAPOPPAEA AVG, distyle temple of DivaPoppaea, female figure seated left within; reverseDIVACLAVD NER F, round hexastyle temple of DivaClaudia, female figure standing left within; rare; $305.00 (€234.85)
PoppaeaSabina, Wife of Nero, Augusta 63 - 65 A.D., Acmonea, Phrygia
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. Nero divorced his first wife Octavia to marry her in 62 A.D. Three years later, in a fit of anger, Nero kicked her in the abdomen. Pregnant, she died from her injuries.
Unusually long legend for such a small coin. The reverse fields are completely filled with letters.
RP38483. Bronze AE 16, RPC I 3175, F, weight 2.564 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, die axis 0o, Acmonea mint, obverse ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust of Poppaea right, lion on shoulder; reverse ΣΕΡΟΥΗΝΙΟΥ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΙΟΥΛΙΑΣ ΣΕΟΥΗΡΑΣ ΑΚΜΟΝΕΩΝ, Artemis advancing right, drawing arrow and holding bow; a small figure of Nike holding palm and wreath before her; SOLD
Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., and Poppaea, Roman Provincial Egypt
RX24792. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 216, Curtis 132, RPC I 5275, Geissen 157, VF, weight 12.284 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 63 - 28 Aug 64 A.D.; obverse ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑΥ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑΥ, radiate head right; reverse ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust of Poppaea right, date LI right (year 10); SOLD