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Sestertius with head of Nero

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Obverse: Head of Nero, laureate, to right, wearing the aegis. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Reverse: The harbor of Ostia (which Nero completed); a circuit of walls (?) on either side, a tall statue of Neptune at the top, the Tiber reclining, dolphin at his elbow, at the bottom,...

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Provenance

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. 64–65

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.66 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.287

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins