Sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 65


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 24.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

2004.1248

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero to right.
NEROCLAVDCAESARAVGGERPMTRIMPPP
Reverse: Roma, helmeted and in military dress, seated left on cuirass, right hand holding Victory; left hand resting on parazonium; around and behind, cuirass, helmet, and various shields.
In field: S C in exergue: ROMA

Provenance

Between the mid-1940s and 1962, collected by Sidney A. Wien (b. 1902 - d. 1962), Atlanta, Georgia; 1962, by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse; 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 2004)

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse