Roman Emperor Nero Gold Aureus to be sold in our 17th June 2015 Coin Auction

1st June 2015

We have been instructed to sell this much sought after gold aureus, minted during the reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, in our 17th June 2015 Coin Auction.

Nero ruled the Roman Empire from 54AD to 68AD and is noted for being the last emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his great uncle the Emperor Claudius and following his death, succeeded him to the throne. Much of his reign was based on trade, diplomacy and the cultural life of the empire, though historians often focus on his reputed cruelty to his subjects.

The gold aureus was issued from the 1st century BC to the beginning of the 4th century AD and is roughly the same size as the more common silver denarius, though it is heavier due to the higher density of gold.

This Nero gold aureus from the post reform period is Lot 831 in our 17th June 2015 Coin auction. It shows on the obverse of the coin the laureate headed portrait of Nero facing right, whilst the reverse shows the God Jupiter seated facing left, holding a thunderbolt and a sceptre. It has been graded as nearly extremely fine and is estimated at £2,200.

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By Jill Smith.

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