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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1976.40.1
People
Nero, Roman (r. 54 - 68 CE)
Title
Aureus of Nero, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
64-65 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.34 g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
aureus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: NERO CAESAR l. up
    AVGVSTVS r. down
  • inscription: reverse: IVPPITER CVSTOS l. up, r. down
  • Obverse Inscription: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
  • Reverse Inscription: IVPPITER CVSTOS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 52 p. 153
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Harvard College Library, Van Nest Bequest, 1917
Accession Year
1976
Object Number
1976.40.1
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.: Jupiter, bare to waist, seated l. on throne, r. hand holding thunderbolt, l. hand holding long scepter; around, IVPPITER CVSTOS.
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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