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Nero and Poppaea, 62 - 65 A.D., Koinon Galatia, Galatia
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. Nero divorced his first wife Octavia to marry her in 62 A.D. Three years later, in a fit of anger, Nero kicked her in the abdomen. Pregnant, she died from her injuries.
RP79843. Bronze AE 27, RPC I
3562, SNG BnF
662, gF, nice portraits
, legends not full struck, flan
adjustment marks on the reverse
, small flan crack
(?) mint, weight
13.988g, maximum diameter
27.1mm, die axis
, 62 - 65 A.D.; obverse
NEPΩNOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY, laureate head
ΠOΠΠIAΣ ΣEBAΣTHΣ, draped bust
Catalog current as of Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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