Tetradrachm of Nero

Title

Tetradrachm of Nero

Inventory Number

DN 136

Materials

Billon

Weight

10.08 g

Diameter

25 mm

Mint

Alexandria in Egypt

Description

Obverse: Radiate bust of Nero facing right; ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑV; Reverse: Draped bust of Poppaea facing right; ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ . In front of Poppaea's bust LI (year 10). Accretions on both sides.

Date

63/64 AD

Bibliography

Unpublished

Comparisons

RPC I, no. 5275; BMC, Alexandria and the Nomes, no. 123; Dattari, no. 196; Milne, no. 217; Emmett, no. 128; SNG, UK VI, Lewis Collection in Corpus Christi College Cambridge, r. 2044, Plate XLVI; SNG, UK XIII, New Castle Society of Antiquarians, 894, Plate 43.

Files

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Date Added
December 1, 2017
Collection
Roman Coins
Item Type
Ancient Coin
Citation
“Tetradrachm of Nero,” Diniacopoulos Coin Collection, accessed October 23, 2018, https://diniacopoulos.omeka.net/items/show/22.