Ancient Coins: ROMAN IMPERIAL BRONZE: Nero, 54-68 A.D.

Nero, 54-68 A.D.
56188 Add to Cart
Nero, 54-68 A.D.

AE Semis, 3.79g. 17mm.  Rome, c.62-68 A.D. NERO CAES AVG IMP.  Laureate head of Nero to right.  Rev.  CERT QVINQ ROM CO S C.  Urn and wreath on table; shield below; S for denomination above.    RIC 237.  Fine green patina.

The reverse legend is an abbreviation for certamen quinquennale.  This refers to games that were established in 60 by Nero and scheduled to be repeated every five years but there is no evidence of them continuing beyond his death in 68.  The games consisted of musical, athletic, and equestrian events. 

Ex: EJW Ltd, List 74, 1999, no. 107.

See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,750.

Back to Main Themes page |  Back to 12 Caesars of Rome |  Back to ROMAN IMPERIAL BRONZE

Terms of Sale and Privacy Policy

View Cart

Comments and questions to
Copyright © 1995-2024 Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. All rights reserved.