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NERO Sesterce XF/VF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:34:26
Type : Sesterce
Date: 65
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 25,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait, parfaitement centré. Frappe molle et faible au revers, en particulier sur la victoriola que tient Rome. Petit coup au-dessus de la tête de Rome. Sans patine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 32, n° 147 (590€ + frais) sur un maximum à 756€ avec deux offreset de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à gauche (O*1).
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 empereur père de la patrie).


Reverse legend : S|C// ROMA.
Reverse description : Rome nicéphore assise à gauche sur des armes, les jambes croisées, casquée et vêtue d’un chiton, tenant de la main gauche, une victoriolia et de la main droite, le parazonium.
Reverse translation : “Roma”, (Rome).


Rubans de type 1. Grand buste de style fin, hellénisant où tous les détails de la chevelure sont visibles. Sesterce d’orichalque.

Historical background


(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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