Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 64


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.286

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate, to right, wearing the aegis.
NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Nero, mounted, galloping to right, carrying a long spear (hasta) horizontally, followed by a mounted soldier, carrying a smaller spear over his shoulder.
In ex.: DECVRSIO in field left and right: S C

Provenance

From the Modena collection (according to MFA archival card); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund