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brm_561614 - NERO Sesterce

NERO Sesterce VF
275.00 €(Approx. 299.75$ | 231.00£)
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Type : Sesterce
Date: 64
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 27,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large et complet des deux côtés. Beau portrait. Usure importante. Un bel exemplaire représentatif de l’art monétaire du premier siècle. Patine marron foncé
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Obverse


Obverse legend : NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P.
Obverse description : Buste lauré de Néron à gauche (O*1).
Obverse translation : “Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus Pontifex Maximus Tribunicia Potestate Pater Patriæ”, (Néron Claude césar auguste germanique grand pontife revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne père de la patrie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S|C.
Reverse description : Arc de triomphe, surmonté par un quadrige vu de face conduit par Néron entre les statues de la Victoire (Victoria) et de la Paix (Pax).
Reverse translation : “Senatus Consulto”, (Avec l’accord du Sénat).

Commentary


Sur notre exemplaire, le quadrige est bien visible .

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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