Ancient Coins (27 September 2011)

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2011

Sold for £14,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Roman Imperial coins, Nero (54-68), Aureus, Rome c. 64-5, NERO CAESAR, laureate head right, rev. AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS, Nero, radiate and togate, standing facing , left knee bent. Holding branch and Victory on globe, 7.35g/5h (RIC 46; BMC 56; Mac Dowall, Nero 22; CBN 202; Calicó 402). Extremely fine £4,000-6,000


Provenance: Bt Numismatic Fine Arts

The reverse legend continues that of the obverse and the type celebrates the single success of Corbulo in Armenia in 63.