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E-auction 252-175244 - brm_469921 - NERO As

NERO As VF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 12 February 2018 14:35:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : As
Date: 66
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,07 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire usé mais qui reste parfaitement lisible. Une marque en forme de lituus est visible devant le cou au droit. Patine marron foncé. Joli portrait de Néron au droit

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP. NERO CAESAR. AVG P MAX TR P P P.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Néron à gauche (O°1), globe à la pointe du cou.
Obverse translation : “Imperator Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Pater Patriæ”, (L’empereur Néron césar auguste revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO - AVGVSTI / S|C .
Reverse description : Génius (Génie) debout de face, regardant à gauche, tenant une corne d'abondance de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite au-dessus d'un autel allumé.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Pour ce type, J.-B. Giard a répertorié deux exemplaires avec deux coins de droit et de revers.

Historical background


NÉRON

(10/13/54 to 06/09/68) Nero Claudius Cæsar Drusus Germanicus

Monetary reform 64 allowed to restore state finances while supporting the people of the Empire the price thereof. This year 64 is marked by the Great Fire of Rome and its consequences, including the persecution against Christians in the city. The following year, it was the discovery of the conspiracy of Piso, the death of Seneca and Lucan. In 66 Tiridates king of Armenia was inducted in Rome. Nero then went to Greece, where he performed on stage and proclaimed "Freedom of Greece." Excess the Emperor cause at the beginning of the year 68 a wave of discontent which culminated in the rebellion of Vindex in Gaul, Galba and Otho Spain. Nero is declared a public enemy by the Senate. He committed suicide on June 9 not to fall alive into the hands of his enemies.

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