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brm_783192 - NERO Dupondius

NERO Dupondius XF/VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2024)
Price : 480.00 €
Type : Dupondius
Date: 65
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan épais, centré. Très beau portrait de Néron. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P.
Obverse description : Tête radiée de Néron à gauche (O).
Obverse translation : “Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriæ”, (Néron Claude césar auguste germanique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne imperator père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SECVRITAS - AVGVSTI/ S|C// II.
Reverse description : Securitas (la Sécurité) assise à droite, soutenant sa tête de son bras droit et tenant un sceptre court de la gauche ; devant, un autel décoré contre lequel est posé une torche.
Reverse translation : “Securitas augusti”, (la Sécurité de l'auguste).

Historical background


NERO

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

The monetary reform of 64 made it possible to restore the finances of the state while making the inhabitants of the Empire bear the cost of these. This year 64 is marked by the great fire of Rome and its consequences, including the persecution against the Christians of the city. The following year, it is the discovery of the conspiracy of Pison, the death of Seneca and Lucain. In 66, Tiridates was enthroned King of Armenia in Rome. Nero then goes to Greece where he performs on stage and proclaims "The freedom of Greece". The excesses of the emperor cause at the beginning of the year 68 a wave of discontent which culminates with the revolt of Vindex in Gaule, Galba and Otho in Spain. Nero is declared a public enemy by the Senate. He committed suicide on June 9 so as not to fall alive into the hands of his enemies..

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