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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Nero| > SH58656
Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
The "Lost Arch of Nero" was decreed by the Senate in 58 A.D. to commemorate the eastern victory of Cn. Domitius Corduba. It was located on Capitoline Hill. It was demolished shortly after Nero's downfall. No trace remains today.
SH58656. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC I 147, BMCRE I 187, BnF II 287, Cohen I 308, SRCV I 1962, Choice gVF, very attractive coin, struck with fine style dies, Rome mint, weight 27.180g, maximum diameter 35.7mm, die axis 180o, c. 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, Laureate bust right, aegis on neck; reverse S C, triumphal arch; surmounted by statue of Nero in a facing quadriga, led by Pax on left and Victory on right, and flanked below by two soldiers; front ornamented with statue of Mars in a niche and bas-reliefs of small figures; garland hanging in arch; ex Empire Coins 12/87, ex Arnold Saslow; SOLD




  






REFERENCES

Price, M.J. & B. Trell. Coins and Their Cities: Architecture on the Ancient Coins of Greece, Rome, and Palestine. (London, 1977).

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