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Live auction - brm_659320 - NERO Aureus

NERO Aureus XF/VF
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Estimate : 3 900 €
Price : 3 000 €
Maximum bid : 3 000 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:50:45
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Aureus
Date: 64-65
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 7,15 g.
Rarity : R3
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée. Joli portrait de Néron. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CAESAR.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Nero Cæsar", (Néron césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : AVGVSTVS - GERMANICVS.
Reverse description : Néron en toge radié de face tenant une branche dans la main droite et un globe nicéphore dans la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Augustus Germanicus", (Auguste germanique).

Commentary


Le revers représente très probablement le célèbre colosse de bronze de Néron.

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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