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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Roman
- Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero
- Egypt (Artist's nationality)
- 65 CE–66 CE
- Obverse: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIΣ Σ[EB ΓEΡ] Reverse: AY[TO KΡA], below LIB
- Diam.: 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)
- Gift of Robert L. Grover