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NERO Quadrans XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 210 €
Maximum bid : 223 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:36:16
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Quadrans
Date: c. 64
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,59 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Catalogue references :
RIC.-  - C.-  - WCN.-  - BMC/RE.  - RCV.


Obverse legend : [NERO CL]-AV CAE AVG.
Obverse description : Casque corinthien placé à gauch sur une colonne ; devant une haste ; à gauche, posé contre la colonne, un bouclier avec le gorgoneion.
Obverse translation : “Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus”, (Néron Claude césar auguste).


Reverse legend : P M TR P - IMP P P/ S|C.
Reverse description : Branche de laurier.
Reverse translation : “Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Imperator Pater Patriæ”, (Grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne l’empereur père de la patrie).


Poids très léger. Exemplaire sur un petit flan. Semble complètement inédit et non recensé. Manque à tous les ouvrages consultés.

Historical background


(10/13/54 to 06/09/68) Nero Claudius Cæsar Drusus Germanicus

August (13/10/54-9/06/68)

Nero is certainly one of the most famous emperors through Tacitus and Suetonius, but also one of the most maligned. This is the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Son of Agrippina, the second wife of Claudius, and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, who was born in 37. It comes down to time of Augustus by his mother and Julie by his maternal grandfather, Germanicus. After the murder of Agrippina with Claude by using Locust in 54, 17 years old, he began his reign auspiciously. Helped Seneca, his tutor, and Burrus, prefect of the Praetorium, he governs wisely with the Senate. He married Octavia, daughter of Claudius and Messalina. Brother of Octavia, Britannicus, died in mysterious circumstances in 55 AD (poisoned?). After the "quinquennum aureum" (54-59), the emperor is allowed to murder or his mother. The last nine years of his reign will destabilize the principality.

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