Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 65


Mint: Lugdunum

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 25.85 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

1982.594

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate, right, globe at point of bust.
NERO.CLAVD.CAESAR.AVG.GER.P.M.TR [PIMPPP]
Reverse: Port of Ostia with eight ships and figure standing on column at top center. Neptune with dolphin in left hand and rudder in right reclines below between pier at left and breakwaters at right.
PORTAVG in field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: L. P. G. Messenger Collection; by 1951: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Messenger Collection, November 21, 1951, lot 113); by date unknown in the 1950s: Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, November 17, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule