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002 - Nero (54-68 AD), as - RIC 543
Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head left.
Rev: S - C, Victory flying left holding shield inscribed S P Q R.
Minted in Lugdunum c. 66 AD.

The shield held by Victory is the golden shield that was dedicated to Augustus by the Senate and Roman People (S. P. Q. R.) in recognition of his classic, cardinal virtues. By placing the shield and Victory on his coin, Nero was claiming these same virtues were part of his regime. (From: Forum Ancient Coins catalog nr 28743, after Roman History from Coins by Michael Grant).
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Titus Pullo  [Jul 31, 2008 at 07:41 PM]
Nice coin for any collection! Like mine Nero also faces left! Congrats.
pierre_p77  [Aug 01, 2008 at 01:51 AM]
Thank you, LEFT it is!
Noah  [Jan 07, 2010 at 03:38 PM]
attractive coin
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