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bpv_708873 - NERO Moyen Bronze (As)

NERO Moyen Bronze (As) XF
100.00 €(Approx. 110.00$ | 87.00£)
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Type : Moyen Bronze (As)
Date: c. 65-66
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,52 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : IM. NER. CLAV.- CAESAR.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Nero Claudius Cæsar”, (L’empereur Néron Claude césar).


Reverse legend : S C .
Reverse description : dans une couronne d'olivier.
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto” (avec l’accord du Sénat).


Pour ce type, les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé dix-sept exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 7,28 g.

Historical background




Nero is certainly one of the best-known emperors, thanks to Tacitus and Suetonius, but also one of the most decried. He is the last representative of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Son of Agrippina, Claudius' second wife, and Cneius Domitius Ahenobarbus, he was born in 37. He descends from both Augustus through his mother and Julie through his maternal grandfather, Germanicus. After the assassination of Claude by Agrippina with the help of Locuste in 54, aged 17, he began his reign under good auspices. Aided by Seneca, his tutor, and Burrus, prefect of the Praetorium, he governed intelligently with the Senate. He married Octavie, daughter of Claudius and Messalina. Octavie's brother, Britannicus, dies under mysterious conditions in AD 55 (poisoned?). After the "quinquennum aureum" (54-59), the emperor had or allowed his mother to be murdered. The last nine years of the reign will destabilize the principate.

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