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v16_0458 - NERO Semis d’orichalque, (PB, Æ 17)

NERO Semis d’orichalque, (PB, Æ 17) AU
MONNAIES 16 (2002)
Starting price : 0.00 €
Estimate : 300.00 €
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Type : Semis d’orichalque, (PB, Æ 17)
Date: 64
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,85 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Emission: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Patine marron clair. Droit légèrement décentré. Très beau revers
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Obverse legend : [NER]O CAESAR - AVG IMP.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : "Nero Cæsar Augustus Imperator", (Néron césar auguste empereur ).


Reverse legend : CER QVIN-Q ROM - CO // SC.
Reverse description : Table des jeux, ornée d'un bas-relief représentant deux griffons ; au-dessus, un vase et une couronne ; dessous, un disque posé contre le pied de la table.
Reverse translation : "Certanem Quinquennale Romæ Constitutum", (L'établissement du festival quinquennal de Rome).


Semble inédit et non répertorié avec cette variété de légende.

Historical background


(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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