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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:

66-67

Artist:

Roman, minted in Alexandria, Egypt

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays a bust of Emperor Nero, facing left, radiate and wearing a lorica (leather breastplate) and aegis (shield). The date this coin was struck is indicated in the inscription ” LIΓ “, which means the thirteenth year of Nero’s reign, or 66-67 CE. Nero reigned as emperor from 54-68 CE.
On the back (reverse) is depicted a galley (warship) sailing to the right, and two dolphins below.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Coin Portraying Emperor Nero

Origin

Egypt

Date

66 CE–67 CE

Medium

Billon

Dimensions

Diam. 2.5 cm; 12.58 g

Credit Line

Gift of Robert L. Grover

Reference Number

1979.1102

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