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Ancient Rome Tetradrachm of Nero with Alexandria  54AD to 68AD
Ancient Rome Tetradrachm of Nero with Alexandria 54AD to 68AD

Emperor Nero has become one of the more infamous Roman Emperors in the modern day, thus an interest in his coins. His name carries an image of a madman stemming from various stories and claims, such as his instigation of the Great Fire of Rome, which burnt down a significant portion of the city, or perhaps his image comes from contemporary political slander and exaggeration.

This coin is a billon tetradrachm with the emporor's radiate head on one side and a personification of the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Inscriptions are NERW KLAY KAIS SEB GER and AYTO-KRA.

Very approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $75 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $300

CoinQuest thanks Joshua Lee for this picture of a coin in his collection.

Coin: 21651 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: JL, Fri, 08-Sep-2017 00:39:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 08-Sep-2017 00:42:09 GMT
Requester description: Nero tetradrachm billon Alexandria with emperor on one side (radiate) and Alexandria wearing elephant skin hat

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