Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 64


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 28.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1978.40

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero, laureate, right.
NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Triumphal arch with emperor in quadriga escorted by Victory and Pax on top of arch and figure of Mars standing in niche on side of the arch. In field left and right: S C

Provenance

1951: with Spink and Son Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London SW1, England; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from Spink & Son, Ltd., November 20, 1951 (as ex Duke of Argyll coll. [?]); gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of their daughter Emily D. B. Vermeule, January 11, 1978; reassigned to the Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoë Wilbour, January 11, 1978

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour