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bpv_599560 - NERO Tétradrachme

NERO Tétradrachme AU
225.00 €(Approx. 245.25$ | 186.75£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: an 4
Mint name / Town : Alexandrie, Égypte
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 150 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Néron jeune. Revers de style fin. Patine foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Néron à droite (O*).
Obverse legend : NERW KLAU KAIS - SEBA GER AU (Nerw Klaudios Kaisaros Sebastos Germanikos Autokratoros).
Obverse translation : (Néron Claude César auguste germanique empereur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Démos Romain (le Peuple romain) à demi-nu debout à droite, tenant un sceptre long de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : D/ DHMOS RW-MAIWN (Dhmos Rwmaiwn).
Reverse translation : (Le Peuple romain)/ An 4.

Commentary


Pour ce type, les auteurs du RPC ont relevé dix exemplaires. Les tétradrachmes du début du règne sont toujours plus rares que ceux des dernières années.

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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