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Ancient Rome Nero Sestertius  37AD to 68AD
Ancient Rome Nero Sestertius 37AD to 68AD

You can see Nero's full name and title on this coin. He was born on 15 December 37 and died on 9 June 68. His Latin title was Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and he ruled Rome from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. According to Wikipedia, 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. 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.

The coin in our picture comes from Heritage World Coin Auctions. Approximate catalog values are:

worn: $800 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1000
well preserved: $3000

As with all ancient coins, each specimen stands on its own merits. Catalog values are very, very approximate. Be careful, it is easy to use modern metallurgy to create almost-perfect fakes of these coins.

CoinQuest thanks Heritage for use of their coin photo. It is a beautiful coin!

Coin: 14140 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Billy, Sat, 06-Apr-2013 08:14:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 00:22:40 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 24-Mar-2015 15:18:15 GMT
Requester description: Nero clavd caesar avg gerp mta pimt. Decvrsio sc
Tags: ancient rome nero sestertius romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma clavd claudius caesar avg gerp mta pimt decvrsio sc clavdivs claud clavdio clavdit claudio ceasar ceaser caeser ceasars caes aavg horse spear mountie mounted mount equestrian rider pony horsehead riding horseman ride horseback horses equestres stallion

  

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