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Coin of Rhodes with head of Nero

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Obverse: Radiate head of Nero to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Nike standing on prow, looking to left, wreath in outstretched right hand, palm in lowered left hand. Inscription in Greek to left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1898: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6765 [as ex N. Dimitriou, Rhodes, 1898]); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2905); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 62–68

Mint

Rhodes, Asia: Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 22.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1053

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins