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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.428.55
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Dupondius of Nero, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
64-68 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/180788
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.7 g
Denomination
dupondius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER(M) P M TR P IMP P P
  • Reverse Inscription: SECVRITAS AVGVSTI S C II
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 193 (or 195) p. 163
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.428.55
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Radiate bust of Nero r.; around, NERO CLAVDI[VS CAESAR AVG GER(M) P M] TR P IMP P P.
Rev.: Securitas, bare to waist, seated r. on throne, r. hand resting head against throne, l. holding short scepter; in front of her, garlanded and lighted altar, against which leans lighted torch resting on brucranium; around, [SECVRITAS AVGVS]TI; to l. and r., S-C; in exergue, II (numeral).

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