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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Nero| > SH17105
Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Perinthus, Thrace
The obverse centering mark, style, flan, lack of concavity, 12:00 die axis and Balkan patina identify this as a product of the Balkan mint. The Britannicus sestertii, which also have the head both left and right, are from the same Latin legend mint.

Ex-Gorny 10/02 #2068 where it was described as Rome Mint.

cf. CNG 12/05 #298 for a right-facing sestertius of this mint and this reverse described as “probably unique.”
SH17105. Orichalcum sestertius, unpublished, RIC I -; RPC I -; BMCRE I -; Cohen -; Von Kaenel, "Britannicus, Agrippina Minor und Nero in Thrakien," SNR 63 (1984) -, VF, double struck, obverse slightly off-center on a broad flan, dull brown patina, Heraclea Perinthos (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, weight 27.290g, maximum diameter 38.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, large laureate head left, small centering mark; reverse Nero and companion on horseback, DECVRSIO in exergue, S C at sides; probably unique; SOLD




  






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