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Live auction - brm_469542 - NERO Aureus

NERO Aureus VF
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 2 100 €
Maximum bid : 2 100 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:33:56
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: c. 65-66
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Belle tête de Néron. Frappe molle au revers. Trace de monture ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CAESAR - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VESTA.
Reverse description : Temple hexastyle de Vesta, posé sur trois marches avec une statue de la déesse au centre.
Reverse translation : “Vesta”, (Vesta).

Commentary


Rubans de type 2. Marque de poinçon à 7 heures au revers au niveau des marches du temple. Trace de monture ancienne.

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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