Medallic sestertius with bust of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 63


Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 013.

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm. Weight: 30.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Nero to right, laureate, wearing aegis.
NEROCLAVDIVSCAESARAVGGERMPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Ceres seated left, with torch and ears of wheat; before her, Abundance standing with cornucopia; between, altar with garland and prow of ship.
ANNONA AVGVSTI CERES

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1959, for
$ 500.00 (this is the total price for 59.5-59.7)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour