User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Aureus with head of Nero

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Nero to right. NERO . CAESAR . AVG . IMP . Reverse: Inscription: PONTIF . MAX . TR . P V . PP. Within a wreath: EXSC.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 55

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.59 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

95.172

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins