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bpv_639492 - NERO Didrachme

NERO Didrachme F/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Didrachme
Date: 52
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,96 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan centré à l’usure très importante au droit. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Néron enfant à droite (A°01).
Obverse legend : NERwNOS KAISAROS GERMANIKOU.
Obverse translation : (Néron césar germanique).

Reverse


Reverse description : Lituus et simpulum dans le champ.
Reverse legend : DIDRACMON.
Reverse translation : (Didrachme).

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, quarante exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés, dont un faux d’époque,à première vue six faux modernes et neuf exemplaires en musées ou collections publiques (Berlin, trois exemplaires, Yale, British Museum, Copenhague, Vienne, deux exemplaires, et Cambridge.

Historical background


NÉRON

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

Caesar (50-54)

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 BC (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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