Denarius with busts of Nero and Agrippina II

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 54


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.46 gm.

Accession Number

35.1459

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Agrippina and bust of Nero, confronting.
AGRIPPAVGDIVICLAVDNERONISCAESMATER
Reverse: Oak wreath.
NERONICLAVDDIVIFCAESAVGGERMIMPTRP
In oak wreath: EX.SC

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldek Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldek Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 180); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; anonymous gift to MFA, October 3, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)