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v38_0482 - NERO Quadrans, (PB, Æ 17)

NERO Quadrans, (PB, Æ 17) XF
MONNAIES 38 (2009)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 200.00 €
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Type : Quadrans, (PB, Æ 17)
Date: 64
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Emission: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec une faiblesse de frappe sur les légendes. Beau droit. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CLAV CAE AVG GER.
Obverse description : Chouette, les ailes ouvertes, debout sur un autel.
Obverse translation : “Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus”, (Néron Claude césar auguste vainqueur des Germains).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - IMP P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Branche d'olivier.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestas Imperator Pater Patriæ”, (grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne empereur père de la patrie).

Commentary


L’autel est orné d’une guirlande.

Historical background


NÉRON

(10/13/54 to 06/09/68)

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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