Coin of Patras with bust of Nero

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 54–68


Mint: Achaea: Peloponnese, Patras

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.84 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.431

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Radiate bust of Nero right.
NEROCAESARAVGERM
Reverse: Genius of Patrae, standing looking to left, holds patera in right hand over altar, cornucopia on left arm. In field at right, lituus (?).
GENCOL NERPAT

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour