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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.127
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, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.03 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, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.127
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Nero r., bearded; around, NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS.
Rev.: Round, domed, hexastyle temple with four steps; within, Vesta, draped, seated facing, head l., r. hand holding patera, l. long scepter; above, VESTA.

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