Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 65


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 26.73 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.181

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, right, laureate, draped, cuirassed.
NEROCAESARAVGIMPTRPOTXIPPP
Reverse: Roma, seated, left, on cuirass, holding Victory in right hand and resting left on parazonium; behind, three round shields.
ROMA (below) S C (left and right)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 150, pl. 51, no. 260v.); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., March 19, 1959, for
$ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour