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Sestertius with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate, to right, wearing the aegis. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Reverse: Nero, mounted, galloping to right, carrying a long spear (hasta) horizontally, followed by a mounted soldier, carrying a smaller spear over his shoulder. DECVRSIO S C

Provenance

From the Modena collection (according to MFA archival card); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 64

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins