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Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

66-67

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the bust of Emperor Nero, facing right, radiate, wearing a cuirass (armoured breast plate), and aegis (shield). The date this coin was struck is indicated in the inscription ” LIΓ “, which means the thirteenth year of his reign, or 66-67 CE. Nero reigned as emperor from 54-68 CE.
The back (reverse) portrays the head of Tiberius, facing right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Place

Egypt (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

66 CE–67 CE

Medium

Billon

Inscriptions

Obverse: NEPW KLAY KAIS SEB GEP, below LIΓ Reverse: TIBEPIOS KAISAP

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1081

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