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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

65-66

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays Emperor Nero, facing right, radiate. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the inscription " LIB ", which means the twelfth year of his reign, or 65-66 CE. Nero reigned as emperor from 54-68 CE.
The back (reverse) depicts a bust of Alexandria, facing right, wearing an elephant’s scalp as a headress.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Origin

Egypt

Date

65 CE–66 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

DIam. 2.3 cm; 13.02 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1085

Extended information about this artwork

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