Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Sep 22, 2020.
NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
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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.
@JayAg47, on the Nero portrait coin! To me, he looks confident and positive on your example. Here's one with a Jupiter reverse:
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.
I also have a Nero - IVPITTER CVSTOS denarius, purchased in a Frank Robinson auction:
@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:
Just about everyone here seems to have a Nero-Salus denarius! Are they known for being particularly common, or is it just a coincidence?
we all belong to the Nero Salus club...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....
...i'll 2nd that second on the seated..
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).
@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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