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Live auction - brm_829460 - NERO Aureus

NERO Aureus MS
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Estimate : 12 000 €
Price : 8 000 €
Maximum bid : 8 500 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:42:42
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 58-59
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles des deux côtés. Très beau portrait de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin inhabituel. Belle patine. Infime petit coup sur la tranche. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Predigree :
Avec son certificat d'exportation de bien culturel n°225222 délivré par le ministère français de la Culture


Obverse legend : NERO. CAESAR. AVG. IMP..
Obverse description : Tête nue de Néron à droite (O°).
Obverse translation : “Nero Cæsar Augustus Imperator”, (Néron césar auguste empereur).


Reverse legend : PONTIF. MAX. - TR. P. V. P P. ; DANS LE CHAMP EX - S C.
Reverse description : Couronne de chêne.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate septimum Consul quartum, Pater Patriæ/ Ex Senatus Consulto”, (Grand pontife, revêtu de la septième puissance tribunitienne consul pour la quatrième fois père de la patrie/ avec l’accord du Sénat).

Historical background




Nero is certainly one of the best-known emperors, thanks to Tacitus and Suetonius, but also one of the most decried. He is the last representative of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Son of Agrippina, Claudius' second wife, and Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he was born in 37. He descends from both Augustus through his mother and Julie through his maternal grandfather, Germanicus. After the assassination of Claude by Agrippina with the help of Locuste in 54, aged 17, he began his reign under good auspices. Aided by Seneca, his tutor, and Burrus, prefect of the Praetorium, he governed intelligently with the Senate. He married Octavie, daughter of Claudius and Messalina. Octavie's brother, Britannicus, dies under mysterious conditions in AD 55 (poisoned?). After the "quinquennum aureum" (54-59), the emperor had or allowed his mother to be murdered. The last nine years of the reign will destabilize the principate.

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