Aureus with head of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 60–61


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1975.773

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Head of Nero to right.
NERO.CAESAR.AVG.IMP
Reverse: Virtus standing to left, right foot on helmet, spear in left hand, parazonium in right. Shields beside right foot.
In field: EX SC
PONTIF.MAX.TR. P.VII.COS.IIII.P.P.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, June 11, 1975, as Apparatus (reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, March 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour