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Live auction - bpv_553107 - NERO Drachme

NERO Drachme XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 195 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:35:46
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: an 10
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire légèrement décentré. Usure régulière. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Palombo (2011) et de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Nero Claudius Divi Claudi Filius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus”, (Néron Claude fils du divin Claude césar auguste germanique).


Reverse legend : ET - I.
Reverse description : Mont Argée surmonté d’une statue masculine, nue debout à gauche, tenant un globe de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Etous I” (dixième année).

Historical background


(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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