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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Nero| > RX54010
Nero and Poppaea, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. In 62 A.D., Nero divorced his wife Octavia to marry Poppaea. According to Tacitus, Poppaea married Otho only to get close to Nero and then, in turn, became Nero's favorite mistress, and then wife. She bore Nero one daughter, Claudia Augusta, born 21 January 63, who died at only four months of age. At the birth of Claudia, Nero honored mother and child with the title of Augusta. According to Suetonius, one day in the summer of 65, Poppaea quarreled fiercely with Nero over his spending too much time at the races. She was pregnant with her second child. In a fit of rage, Nero kicked her in the abdomen, killing her.
RX54010. Billon tetradrachm, RPC I 5282; Geissen 168; Kampmann 14.85; Milne 223; Curtis 143; BMC Alexandria p. 16, 124; SRCV I 2002, aVF, toned, Alexandria mint, weight 11.065g, maximum diameter 25.0mm, die axis 0o, 64 - 65 A.D.; obverse NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiate head right; reverse ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, date L IA right (year 11); SOLD










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