Sestertius with head of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 64–65


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.66 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

00.287

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Nero, laureate, to right, wearing the aegis.
NERO CLAVDCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: The harbor of Ostia (which Nero completed); a circuit of walls (?) on either side, a tall statue of Neptune at the top, the Tiber reclining, dolphin at his elbow, at the bottom, and eight ships of various sizes, in the middle.
Above: AVGVSTI below: SPQROSTC

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund