Nero (13th October AD 54 - 9th June AD 68)

Famous as the emperor who "fiddled while Rome burned". The first five years of his reign were considered the "Golden Time" of Imperial Rome. However, he displayed greater passion for the arts and chariot racing than for governing the Empire. These traits soon made him extremely unpopular with the army and the Senate. Emotionally and psychologically unstable, with a flare for the dramatic, and possessing nearly unlimited resources, Nero became a truly shocking figure at points during his reign. In the end, several rebellions and mutinies brought about his death by suicide.

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Nero 'Victory' AE As 026944

Excessively Rare, Unpublished Nero 'Victory' AE As
Bronze, 10.34 grams, 28.76 mm. Lyons. 65 AD. Obverse: NERO CLAV CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP PP, laureate head right, globe at point of bust. Reverse: S-C, Victory flying left, holding in both hands a shield inscribed SPQR. RIC 477 var (obv legend); BMC 378 var (obv legend); WCN 574 var (obv legend). Unlisted name abbreviation, CLAV for CLAVD, for this reverse type. Good very fine. A significant coin which has been published on wildwinds.com
£350.00

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Nero 'Salus' Denarius 027448

Rare Nero 'Salus' Denarius
Silver, 3.28 grams, 17.86 mm. Lyons. 66-67 AD. Obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS legend, laureate head right. Reverse: Salus, draped, seated left, holding patera and resting left elbow on chair, SALVS in exergue. RIC 67; RSC 258; Sear 1945. Near extremely fine/good.
£275.00

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Nero 'Salus' Denarius 027448
Nero 'Salus' Denarius 022666

Nero 'Salus' Denarius
Silver, 3.17 grams, 19.30 mm. Rome. 65-66 AD. Obverse: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Reverse: SALVS, beneath Salus seated left, holding patera. RIC 60; RSC 314; Sear 1945. Fine-very fine.
£225.00

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Nero 'Salus' Denarius 022666
Nero 'Vesta in Temple' Denarius 022775

Nero 'Vesta in Temple' Denarius
Silver, 2.79 grams, 18.92 mm. Rome. 65-66 AD. Obverse: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Reverse: VESTA, hexastyle temple of Vesta with domed roof and statue of Vesta within. RIC 62; RSC 335; Sear 1946. Fine and better.
£195.00

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Nero 'Vesta in Temple' Denarius 022775
Nero 'Jupiter' Denarius 022774

Nero 'Jupiter' Denarius
Silver, 2.76 grams, 17.13 mm. Rome. 65-66 AD. Obverse: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Reverse: IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left, bare to waist, holding thunderbolt and sceptre. RIC 53; RSC 119; Sear (1988) 673. Fine/good.
£160.00

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Nero 'Jupiter' Denarius 022774


Main Roman Coin Book and Other References:

RIC = Mattingly, Harold    The Roman Imperial Coinage
BMC = Coins of the Roman Empire in the British Museum
RSC = Seaby, H A    Roman Silver Coinage
RCV = Sear, David R    Roman Coins and Their Values
Cr = Crawford, Michael    The Roman Republican Coinage
SB = Sear, David R    Byzantine Coins and Their Values
S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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