Nero / Jupiter AR Denarius 64-65 A.D., Rome

$ 10.00

In stock

Description

Obverse:  NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Reverse:   IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.

Nero became emperor after his stepfather, the emperor Claudius, died ( Claudius was probably poisoned by Nero’s mother Agrippina II ). At first, Nero ruled well, guided by his mentors Seneca and Burrus, but soon his reign degenerated into the debauchery and murder for which he is infamous. He had his mother, Burrus, Britannicus, and numerous senators and members of the nobility murdered or executed. Legend says he kicked Poppaea, his pregnant wife, to death. He was the first emperor to persecute Christians, blaming them for the Great Fire in 64 A.D. Nero committed suicide in 68 A.D after generals in Africa, Gaul and Spain all rebelled, and the Praetorian Guard in Rome deserted him.

Diameter: 19 mm
Material: Silver plated lead-free pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Nero / Jupiter AR Denarius 64-65 A.D., Rome”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Our newsletter subscribers get great information about coin collecting plus special offers, sale notifications and discounts.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

You have Successfully Subscribed!