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Live auction - brm_469572 - NERO Aureus

NERO Aureus XF
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Estimate : 3 500 €
Price : 2 500 €
Maximum bid : 3 000 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 15:41:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Aureus
Date: 66-67
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale avec un beau portrait de Néron. Joli revers. Patine superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP NERO CAESAR - AVG P P.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Nero Cæsar Augustus Pater Patriae”, (L’empereur Néron césar auguste père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : IVPPITER - CVSTOS.
Reverse description : Jupiter trônant à gauche, tenant un foudre de la main droite et une javeline longue de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Iuppiter Custos”, (Jupiter le gardien).

Commentary


Rubans de type 1. Ce type avec cette légende de droit semble plus rare et c’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

Historical background


NÉRON

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

August (13/10/54-9/06/68)

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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