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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Egyptian
- Coin Portraying Emperor Nero
- Egypt (Artist's nationality)
- 66 CE–67 CE
- Obverse: NEPW KLAV KAIS SEB GEP AV, LIΓ to left Reverse: [SEBASTO] FORO[S]
- Diam.: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
- Gift of Robert L. Grover