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Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

A work made of gold.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

December 67-December 68, issued by Nero

Artist:

Roman, minted in Rome

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Nero to right, laureate, slight beard visible
Reverse: Jupiter enthroned left, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Origin

Rome

Date

67 CE–68 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: [IMP N]ERO CAESAR AVG PP Reverse: IVPPITER CVSTOS "Guardian Jupiter"

Dimensions

Diam. 1.8 cm; 7.31 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4863

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