Very fine Nero Aureus
(Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
October 54 - June 68 A.D.
Diameter: 18 mm, weight: 7.20 g.
Rome mint, 65 - 66 A.D.
NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right
Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera with her right hand After the failing "Pisonian Conspiracy" in April 65, two new coin types made their first appearance to celebrate this fact. Their reverses show "Jupiter Custos", the guardian of the emperor, and Salus, his well-being, both emphasizing divine protection on the emperor.
Impressive portrait, slightly better than very fine.
RIC 59; C. 313; BMC 87; Calicó 443a;
Acquired 2021 at a German numismatic auction house.
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