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Poppaea, Nero and Poppaea, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
Billon tetradrachm, RPC I 5282, Geissen 168, Kampmann 14.85, Milne 223, SRCV I 2002, F, centered, toned, flat strike, Alexandria mint, weight 12.875g, maximum diameter 25.4mm, 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)
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. Others speculate that she simply died while giving birth.
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Jay GT4  [Dec 05, 2014 at 03:01 PM]
Good one!
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