᷅  <font color=\"#FF0000\"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Nero, with Agrippina Junior, 54-68 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, struck c. 56-57 AD
Ruler/Emperor:
Nero
City/Region:
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Denomination:
AR Tetradrachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 56-57 AD (Regnal Year 3 and Year 105 Caesarian Era)
Obverse:
ΝΕΡΩΝΟΣ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙ, Head of young Nero, laureate, right
Reverse:
ΑΓΡΙΠΠΕΙΝΗΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΣ, Draped bust of Agrippina Junior, right, hair in long braid behind, two long curls hanging down neck; in field to right, Γ/•/EP
Size:
24.10g, 13.87g, 12h
Grade:
aVF, toned, minor porosity
Rarity:
extremely rare, considered by McAlee to be extremely rare, this variant with the dot between the dates is not found in most references; and few examples were found in online auction archives
Provenance:
From the Matthew Rich Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 323 (26 March 2014), Lot 250; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 412 (17 January 2018), Lot 367
References:
McAlee 254A; Prieur 74a; RPCSupp. 1, 4175 var.; Butcher p. 65, 1 var. (no dot); Sydenham Caesarea 64-65 var. (same); BMC Galatia [Antioch] p. 174, 187 var. (same); SGICV 653 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -

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An exceedingly rare coin of the emperor Nero and his mother, Agrippina Junior

Possibly the most infamous of the Roman Emperors, Nero ruled Rome from 54 AD until his death by his own hand in 68 AD. From murdering his mother, Agrippina Junior, and other political opponents to (according to rumour) starting the great fires of Rome, the stories about his reign paint a picture of a tyrannical and impulsive Emperor that the people of Rome were glad to see gone.