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Live auction - bpv_646195 - NERO and POPPAEA Drachme syro-phénicienne

NERO and POPPAEA Drachme syro-phénicienne XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:52:21
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme syro-phénicienne
Date: an 10/ 111
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés, court sur les légendes à l’usure régulière. Beaux bustes de Néron et de Poppée. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête lauré de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : NERWN KAISAR - SEBASTOS, (Nerwn Kaisar Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (Néron césar auguste).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste de Poppée à droite de trois-quarts de face avec une natte sur l’épaule et un diadème de grosses perles (L).
Reverse legend : POPPAIA NERWNOS - SEBASTOU.
Reverse translation : Poppée de Néron Augusta.

Commentary


Dans la base TSP maintenue par Michel Prieur, dix-neuf exemplaires sont maintenant répertoriés contre dix-huit il y a treize ans : les exemplaires passés en vente depuis sont, sauf pour un, des exemplaires déjà connus. Il y a sept exemplaires en musées, Oxford, Paris et Berlin, deux exemplaires chacun, British Museum et ANS.

Historical background


NÉRON and Poppea

Poppea was married to Otto when she became the mistress of Nero. The husband was sent as governor in Lusitania and Nero got rid of Octavia, his wife, the daughter of Claude and Messalina order to marry Poppea with. His new wife bore him a daughter, Claudia, but died four months after his birth in 63. Again pregnant Poppea was killed by her husband who had given him a kick in the stomach by Suetonius.

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