Sestertius with head of Nero

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 64–65


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 26.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

60.140

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Nero, left, laureate. NEROCLAVDCAESARAVGGERPMTRPIMPPP
Reverse: Roma seated on cuirass, left, her left foot on helmet, holding Victory in right hand and resting left on parazonium at side; behind, two round shields.
ROMA (in exergue) S C (left and right)

Provenance

By 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour