Nero 54 – 68 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius

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Nero 54 – 68 A.D. AE Roman Imperial Sestertius

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.

The last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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:  Annona (standing right) holds a cornucopia, facing Ceres (seated left) holding grain ears and torch, with a modius on the garlanded altar between them and a ship’s stern behind, ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES S.C.

Diameter: 34 mm


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