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Live auction - brm_466653 - NERO Sesterce

NERO Sesterce XF
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:34:56
Type : Sesterce
Date: 65
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : copper
Diameter : 33,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 26,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais. Beau portrait, mais avec un écrasement sur la face. Revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncée granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de CGB et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANNONA - AVGVSTI - CERES// SC.
Reverse description : Annona (l’Annone) debout à gauche, tournée à droite, tenant une corne d’abondance face à Cérès assise à droite, tournée à gauche, tenant une torche et des épis ; au milieu, un modius posé sur un autel paré avec une poupe de navire à l’arrière plan.
Reverse translation : “Annona Augusti Ceres”, (L’Annone de l’auguste Cérès).

Commentary


Légende ponctuée au droit. Portrait inhabituel, massif. Ce type semble beaucoup plus que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

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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