Nero                54-68 AD

 

Nero 54-68 AD

silver denarius, 19 mm, 3.03 gm.
Obv: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Nero facing right.
Rev: SALUS
Salus enthroned left holding a patera.

Rome mint, 54-68 AD.

Among the atrocious acts ascribed to Nero were: the murder of his mother, stepfather (Claudius), and pregnant wife; the erection of a colossus in his image; and the great fire of Rome. Faced with revolt he fled to Ostia and committed suicide, ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

BMCRE 96.

Inv#: 5499

$400

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