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bpv_475131 - NERO and POPPAEA Tétradrachme

NERO and POPPAEA Tétradrachme XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 11
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 12,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, court sur les légendes. Beaux portraits de Néron et de Poppée. Belle patine de collection ancienne
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock CGB

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête radiée de Néron à droite (O).
Obverse legend : NERW KLAU KAIS SEB GER AU (Nerw KlaudioV Kaisar SebastoV GermanikoV AutokratoV).
Obverse translation : (Néron Claude césar auguste germanique empereur).

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste drapé de Poppée à droite (L).
Reverse legend : POPPAIA - SEBASTH/ LIA (Poppaia Sebasth).
Reverse translation : (Poppée augusta).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Exemplaire tout à fait exceptionnel pour un monnayage souvent de mauvaise qualité et fruste.

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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