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Nero, 54-68 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Uncertain Mint, AR Tetradrachm, Divus Claudius, struck c. 56/7 AD

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Origin: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority: Nero, with Divuus Claudius
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Composition: Silver
Date: 56-57 AD: in reverse field: Γ= 3, third regnal year; EP = year 105 of Caesarean era
Obverse: ΝΕΡΩΝΟΣ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΥΙ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒ, Head of Nero, with oak-wreath, facing right
Reverse: ΘΕΟΥ ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΥ, Laureate head of Claudius right; in right field, Γ ΕΡ
Size: 26.91mm, 14.1g, 12h
Grade: VF, irregular flan, toned, some light porosity and marks
References: RPC I 4174; McAlee 252; Prieur 73; Wruck 31; Butcher -; Sydenham Caesarea -; BMC Galatia -; SGICV -
General: 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 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.
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