A boldly struck aureus of Nero pedigreed to 1957
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Nero, 54-68. Aureus (Gold, 19 mm, 7.66 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, 62-63. NERO•CAESAR•AVG•IMP• Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. PONTIF MAX TR P VIIII COS IIII P P / EX - S C Roma, helmeted and in military attire, standing right, left foot set on helmet, holding shield set on her left knee with both hands; to right, on ground, bow and dagger. Antike Kunst (1967), pl. 52, 488 (this coin). BMC 43. Calicó 436. Cohen 230. Giard 38. RIC 38. Boldly struck in high relief and with lovely reddish toning. Minor scrape on the reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.


From the collection of Regierungsrat Dr. iur. Hans Krähenbühl, Leu 8, 23 October 2021, 295, ex Hess-Leu 24, 16 April 1964, 284, and from the collection of R. O. de Castro Maya, Bourgey, 18-19 November 1957, 280.
Price: 15,000 CHF

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