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SOLD: Nero, 54-68 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Uncertain Mint, AR Tetradrachm, Eagle struck c. 61/2 AD

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Information: Prieur notes that 'the palm tree in the reverse left field was a religious symbol linekd to rites of aspersion. The suppresion of the Tyche which bore the palm in hand does not make the palm dissappear; it must have had a meaning in itself': Prieur p. 13
Origin: Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem
Authority: Nero
Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
Composition: Silver
Date: 61-62 AD: in reverse right field, H=regnal year 8; IP = year 110 of Caesarian era
Obverse: ΝΕΡΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ, Laureate, beardless youthful bust right with archaic aegis around neck
Reverse: Eagle facing, head left, standing on thunderbolt; in left field, palm branch; in right field H/IP
Size: 26.22mm, 14.5g, 12h
Grade: aVF, boldly struck, edge deposits
References: Prieur 82; McAlee 258 (same rev. die as illustration); RPC I 4182; Butcher p. 66, 3; BMC Galatia p. 174, 192; Wruck 38; for type, cf. SGICV 618
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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