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Medallic sestertius with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Bust of Nero to right, laureate, wearing aegis. NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPIMPPP Reverse: Ceres seated left, with torch and ears of wheat; before her, Abundance standing with cornucopia; between, altar with garland and prow of ship. ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1959, for $ 500.00 (this is the total price for 59.5-59.7)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 63

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 013.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 30.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins