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Live auction - brm_409899 - NERO Denier

NERO Denier XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:33:46
Type : Denier
Date: 65-66
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : ,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés, un peu court sur la légende de droit. Belle tête de Néron. Joli revers à l’usure régulière. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Jean Vinchon en 2002 (avec son étiquette)

Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CAESAR - AVGVSTVS.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Nero Cæsar Augustus”, (Néron césar auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Salus (la Santé) assise à gauche sur un trône à dossier, tenant une patère de la main droite.
Reverse translation : “Salus”, (la Santé).

Commentary


Poids léger. Rubans de type 3. Beau portrait massif et gras de Néron.

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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