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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.429.79
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Nero, Lugdunum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
65 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lugdunum (Gaul)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/181106
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
19.65 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: ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES S C
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 390 p. 174 = 430 p. 177
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Unspecified Collection
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.429.79
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Nero r.; around, [NERO CLAVD] CAESAR AVG GER P M [TR P IMP P P].
Rev.: Ceres on r., veiled and draped, seated l., r. hand holding corn-ears, l. hand holding torch, her feet on stool, facing Annona, draped, standing r., r. hand resting on hip, l. hand holding cornucopiae; between them, modius on garlanded altar; behind, ship's stern; around, [ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES]; in exergue, [S C].

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