Aureus with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 60–61


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

68.4

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, right.
NERO.CAESAR.AVG.IMP.
Reverse: Virtus stands, left, right foot on helmet, holding spear in left hand and in right, parazonium.
PONTIFMAXTR PVIICOSIIIIP.P EX SC (in field)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hall Park McCullough Collection; by 1967: with Stack's, 123 West 57th Street, New York (Stack's auction of Hall Park McCullough Collection, November 22, 1967, lot 846); 1967: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., January 10, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour