Aureus with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 64–65


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 7.22 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

2004.1253

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero to right.
NERO CAESAR
Reverse: Nero, radiate and togate, standing, facing, left knee bent, holding branch in right hand and Victory on globe in left.
AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

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