Emperor Nero 54 – 68 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius Coin
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was born in 37 A.D. as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. He was the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger sister of Emperor Caligula. He was adopted by his great uncle Emperor Claudius to become heir to the throne. He succeeded to the throne in 54 A.D. following the death of Claudius. Nero ruled from 54 to 68 A.D.
This museum quality coin reproduction of Ancient Roman Coinage is an exact copy of the coin held in the British Museum (BMC 260).
Obverse: Laural head of Nero, IMP. NERO . CAESAR AVG . P . MAX. TR . POT . P. P.
Reverse: Ceres seated left facing Abundance standing right with ship in the background, ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES S.C.
Diameter: 34 mm