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Sestertius with bust of Nero

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Obverse: Bust of Nero, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. NEROCAESARAVGIMPTRPOTXIPPP Reverse: Roma, seated, left, on cuirass, holding Victory in right hand and resting left on parazonium; behind, three round shields. ROMA (below) S C (left and right)


By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 150, pl. 51, no. 260v.); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., March 19, 1959, for $ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 65




Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

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