Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted a Nero coin with the portrait, this is also my first Julio-Claudian coin (I already have a Nero Prutah, but it's just not the same as a coin with Nero's chunky face!). A lovely obverse with a not-so-lovely reverse.
    Seated SALVS
    66-67 AD
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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    I bought these 2 , returned one due to a funny repair , looked like Salus holding a bowl instead of a patera o_O

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  4. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca Well-Known Member

    Here is my most recent Nero. He should have ordered more salads with dressing on the side.
    Nero, 54-68 As Lugdunum circa 66, Æ 30mm., 10.53g. Bare head r. Rev. Victory, draped, flying l., holding, in both hands, a round shield inscribed S P Q R. C 302. RIC 543.

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  5. Tony1982

    Tony1982 Well-Known Member

    I like Nero’s coinage , especially his sestertius which were nice and large compared to the later sestertii
    Denarius, salus
    sestertius ,Roma
  6. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Congrats, @JayAg47, on the Nero portrait coin! To me, he looks confident and positive on your example. Here's one with a Jupiter reverse:

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    Nero. AD 54-68. AR Denarius (16.5mm, 3.01 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 66-67. Laureate head right / Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
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  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I have a Nero - Salus denarius (RIC I 71, RSC II 316) with a similarly less-than-mediocre reverse. I bought it shortly after I began actively collecting ancient coins a few years ago, and it was my first Julio-Claudian coin as well:

    Detail Nero-Salus denarus, RIC I 71, RSC II 316 (2).jpg

    I also have a Nero - IVPITTER CVSTOS denarius, purchased in a Frank Robinson auction:

    Nero AR Denarius - IVPPITER CVSTOS jpg version.jpg

    @Carl Wilmont, is yours a IVPPITER CVSTOS as well? It looks a lot like mine.

    Plus I have this very silvery Nero - Alexandria Year 12 tetradrachm from Alexandria, which I bought quite recently:

    Nero-Alexandria (Alexandria Mint) Obv 1.jpg

    Nero-Alexandria (Alexandria Mint) Rev 1.jpg
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...i love Nero coins! :) nero, tiberius galba octavian coins 023.JPG nero, tiberius galba octavian coins 024.JPG
  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Just about everyone here seems to have a Nero-Salus denarius! Are they known for being particularly common, or is it just a coincidence?
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    we all belong to the Nero Salus club.:D..naw...idk Donna....i don't really see alot of'em on the market, but i'd be lying ifn i said i knew..:)...edit..well heck, you're a member too..:D..
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  11. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    One just cant without one, in second place Jupiter Custos:

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  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...i'll 2nd that second on the seated..:D Nero's 002.JPG Nero's 003.JPG
  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I'm only an honorary member since neither of my items qualify. First is a fourree with SALVS across the field.

    If that is not bad enough, this is a Rosa fake in pot metal. See Sayles, Classical Deception page182 (#321).
  14. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Nero with Salus reverse in gold and silver.

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  15. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    @DonnaML: "@Carl Wilmont, is yours a IVPPITER CVSTOS as well? It looks a lot like mine."

    Yes, @DonnaML, it is the same type, issued in 66/67 AD to commemorate what Nero believed was the protection of Jupiter the Guardian (Custos) from an overthrow attempt the previous year (The Pisonian Conspiracy). The discontent continued; however, and, in 68 AD, after fleeing Rome following another revolt, Nero would become the first emperor to commit suicide.

    Here's an earlier Nero portrait coin issued by Agrippa II to observe his
    re-founding of Caesarea Paneas as "Neronias" in 61 AD.


    Agrippa II (49/50-94/95 AD), under Nero (54-68 AD). AE (Bronze, 23.4 mm, 14.21 g).
    Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right.
    Reverse: EΠI/BACIΛE/AΓPIΠΠ/NEPΩ/NIE (in the time of King Agrippa in Neronias) in five lines within wreath.
    RPC 4988; Meshorer 129; Hendin 1273; TJC 129; RPC 4988.
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