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Sestertius with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero to right. IMPNEROCLAVDCAESARAVGGERPMTRPPP Reverse: Roma seated to left, Victory on right hand, shield, cuirass beneath. In exergue: ROMA in field: S C


By date unknown: V. J. E. Ryan Collection; by 1952: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 auction of the Ryan Collection, part V, April 2, 1952, lot 2300, partial); by December 1952: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 8 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased from A. H. Baldwin by Cornelius C. Vermeule III, December 1952; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 66




Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 27.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

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