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Live auction - brm_829460 - NERO Aureus

NERO Aureus MS
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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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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


(10/13/54 to 06/09/68)


Nero is certainly one of the most famous emperors through Tacitus and Suetonius, but also one of the most maligned. This is the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Son of Agrippina, the second wife of Claudius, and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, who was born in 37. It comes down to time of Augustus by his mother and Julie by his maternal grandfather, Germanicus. After the murder of Agrippina with Claude by using Locust in 54, 17 years old, he began his reign auspiciously. Helped Seneca, his tutor, and Burrus, prefect of the Praetorium, he governs wisely with the Senate. He married Octavia, daughter of Claudius and Messalina. Brother of Octavia, Britannicus, died in mysterious circumstances in 55 AD (poisoned?). After the "quinquennum aureum" (54-59), the emperor is allowed to murder or his mother. The last nine years of his reign will destabilize the principality.

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