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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Twelve Caesars| > |Nero| > SH65417
Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.
The Lost Arch of Nero. This arch is undoubtedly the one that Tacitus says was voted to Nero for Corbulo's victory in Armenia in 58, and that he further reports was being constructed "in the middle of the Capitoline Hill" in 62, despite a successful invasion of Armenia by the Parthians in that year. No traces of the arch have ever been found. The arch was completely destroyed either shortly after Nero's death with the damnatio memoriae Nero received when the senate proclaimed him an enemy of the state, or in one of the two fires that consumed the Capitoline hill in 69 and 80
SH65417. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC I 143, BMCRE I 183, Cohen I 307, SRCV I 1962, VF, Tiber patina, evenly struck on a broad flan, Rome mint, weight 25.858g, maximum diameter 37.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, laureate head right, wearing aegis; reverse S - C, triumphal arch; on top statue of Nero in quadriga, Victory on left, Pax on right; wreath in arch, nude helmeted statue of Mars in side niche; of good Rome style, superior execution and eye appeal; 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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