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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.60.45.53
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Denarius of Nero, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
65-66 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.23 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
  • Reverse Inscription: VESTA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 62 p. 153
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of W.C. Burriss Young
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.60.45.53
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Nero r.; around, [NERO CAESAR] AVGVSTVS.
Rev.: Round, domed, hexastyle temple with four steps; within, Vesta, draped, seated facing, head l., r. hand holding patera, l. holding long scepter; above, VESTA.

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