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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.194
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Sestertius of Nero, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
65-68 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
26.9 g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
sestertius
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 143 p. 161
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.194
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
obv.: Head of Nero, laureate, right, with aegis on l. shoulder NERO CLAUD CAESAR AUG GER PM TR P IMP PP.
Rev.: S C triumphal arch, with wreath hung across it; above, the Emperor in facing quadriga, escorted by Victory on r. holding wreath and palm and by Peace on l. holding caduceus and cornucopia; in niche in side of arch, Mars holding spear and shieldl; on l. and r., just below level of quadriga, small figures of soldiers.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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