Jun 28 2017

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin

[6547] Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A. Sestertius (22.31 grams) Lugdunum, 65 A. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, Laureate bust right with globe at point. Ceres, goddess of agriculture and grain crops, is closely connected to Annona, the divine personification of the grain supply to the city of Rome. With a vast population, the maintenance of a regular supply of food, water, wine and oil to the people of first-century Rome was of paramount importance. Since not enough food could be grown in Rome’s immediate environs, huge amounts of grain had to be imported, mostly by sea, from all over the empire. This coin was part of the imperial propaganda, reminding citizens, lest they take it for granted, of their good fortune to be living in such a well-run and generous state. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC by Sergey Nechayev, PhD – Numismatic Expert. Nero – 54-68 A. Caesar, 50-54 (Under Claudius). Nero (Latin: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ;15 December 37 – 9 June 68) was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius’ death. During his reign, Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade, and enhancing the cultural life of the Empire. He ordered theaters built and promoted athletic games. During his reign, the redoubtable general Corbulo conducted a successful war and negotiated peace with the Parthian Empire. His general Suetonius Paulinus crushed a revolt in Britain. Nero annexed the Bosporan Kingdom to the Empire and began the First Roman-Jewish War. In 64, most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome, which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex, the Domus Aurea. In 68, the rebellion of Vindex in Gaul and later the acclamation of Galba in Hispania drove Nero from the throne. Facing assassination, he committed suicide on 9 June 68 (the first Roman emperor to do so) His death ended the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, sparking a brief period of civil wars known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Nero’s rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including that of his mother, and the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother Britannicus. He is infamously known as the Emperor who “fiddled while Rome burned” and as an early persecutor of Christians. He was known for having captured Christians to burn them in his garden at night for a source of light. This view is based on the writings of Tacitus, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio, the main surviving sources for Nero’s reign. Few surviving sources paint Nero in a favorable light. Some sources, though, including some mentioned above, portray him as an emperor who was popular with the common Roman people, especially in the East. Some modern historians question the reliability of ancient sources when reporting on Nero’s tyrannical acts. The item “NERO 65AD Sestertius ex SIR ARTHUR EVANS Collection Authentic Ancient Roman Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)”. The seller is “victoram” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Provenance: ex Sir Arthur Evans Collection