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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.399
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Nero, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
65-68 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180757
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
26.16 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
sestertius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P
  • Reverse Inscription: ROMA S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 273 p. 166; BMC 234
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from Harvard College Library
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.399
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate bust of Nero r., wearing the aegis; around, NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P.
Rev.: Roma, helmeted and in military dress, seated l. on cuirass, r. hand holding Victory, l. resting on parazonium; around and behind, various shields, etc.; to l. and r., S-C; in exergue, ROMA.

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