Sestertius with head of Nero
Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 26.66 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Nero, laureate, to right, wearing the aegis.
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
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund