Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 64


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 26.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1997.93

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate, right, with aegis. Globe below.
NEROCLAVDCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: At left Annona standing, corucopia in left hand, outer robe falling from body, right hand on hip. She faces seated Ceres, feet on low stool, holding torch in left hand and corn ears in right. Between them, modius on garlanded altar. Behind, stern of ship.
ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES SC (in exergue)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608; June 25, 1997: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour