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bpv_713302 - NERO Hemidrachme

NERO Hemidrachme VF
90.00 €(Approx. 98.10$ | 74.70£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: 58-60
Mint name / Town : Césarée, Cappadoce
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : [NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERMANI].
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


Reverse description : Victoria (la Victoire) ou Niké volant à droite, tenant une couronne de la main droite et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : ARME-NIAS.
Reverse translation : (L’Arménie).

Commentary


Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont répertorié 20 hémidrachmes. C’est la première fois qu’apparaît dans le monnayage romain le nom de l’Arménie.

Historical background


NÉRON

(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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