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Coin Portraying Emperor Nero

A work made of billon.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of billon.

Date:

67-68

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the bust of Emperor Nero, facing left, radiate, wearing a cuirass (breastplate), “L l∆” before. On the back (reverse) is depicted a bust of Goddess Hera Argeia, facing right, veiled, with a star before. The date this coin was struck is indicated in the obverse inscription ” LI ∆ “, which means the fourteenth year of Nero’s reign, or 67-68 CE. Nero reigned as emperor from 54-68 CE.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Nero

Origin

Egypt

Date

67 CE–68 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 13.16 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1097

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