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Aureus with head of Nero

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Obverse: Head of Nero, laureate, right. NERO CAESAR Reverse: Emperor, togate, standing facing, holding Victoriola and branch. He wears a radiate crown. AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS

Provenance

By 1960: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 40/00/00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 64–65

Mint

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.33 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

60.514

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins