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06 Nero RIC I 15
Nero. 54-68 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 54 A.D. Oct.-Dec.. (3.43g, 19.1mm, 9h) . Obv: NERO CAESAR AVG IMP, bare head right. Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P IIII PP around oak-wreath enclosing EX SC. RIC I 15 (R2).

A worn but scarce pre-reform denarius from early in Neroís reign. Despite the wear, the weight of this specimen is quite nice. The EX SC with the oak wreath could allude to the Senateís awarding of the corona civica to Nero. This specimen also has a very unusual die axis for imperial coinage of the Roman mint from this time.
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ancientdave  [Jun 23, 2013 at 08:57 PM]
Love the early portrait!