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Roman, Nero
Orichalcum sestertius, RIC 517, C 268, BMC 328, S 1961, EF, 20.2g, 34.3mm, 180o, Lugdunum mint, 66 A.D.; obverse IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P, laureate head left, globe at point of bust; reverse ROMA in ex, S - C in fields, Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory, left arm resting on parazonium, shields behind; extraordinary portrait, dark green patina. Ex Forum
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Filename:Nerone Sesterzio.jpg
Album name:Forza e Onore / Superb and Masterpiece Portraits Gallery
File Size:41 KB
Date added:Jul 14, 2004
Dimensions:350 x 342 pixels
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Robert_Brenchley  [Jul 14, 2004 at 07:57 AM]
Lovely coin!
moneta66  [Sep 23, 2004 at 05:46 PM]
Molto bella -
Joe Geranio  [Nov 24, 2005 at 03:41 AM]
I love this style of portraiture for Nero!!! Nice.
Noah  [May 18, 2013 at 08:03 PM]
a beauty for sure...
TiberiusClaudius  [Sep 27, 2017 at 04:30 PM]
Appears tooled -- the lack of wear on the high points (hair) does not match the rest of the coin (e.g., worn inscription). Many of the hair details appear incised rather than raised.