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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

A work made of gold.
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Date:

December 57-December 58, issued by Nero (emperor)

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Nero right, bare
Reverse: Oak wreath with inscription EX. SC

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Place

Rome (Minted in)

Date

57 CE–58 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: NERO.CAESAR.AVG.IMP. Reverse: EX.SC (within wreath); PONTIF.MAX.TR.P.[IIII] P.P.

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4862

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