M2855 Nero AE, Bronze As 28mm 11.0g

Category Coins & Paper Money Coins Ancient

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Denomination As

Ruler Nero

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Cleaned/Uncleaned Cleaned

Composition Billon

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Country/Region Of Manufacture Greece

Date 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.

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M2855 NERO AE, BRONZE AS 28MM 11.0G
NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP, LAUREATE HEAD RIGHT
VICTORY FLYING LEFT, HOLDING SHIELD INSCRIBED SPQR, LARGE S-C AT SIDES.
28MM 11.0G
NERO, 13 OCTOBER 54 - 9 JUNE 68 A.D.
NERO BECAME EMPEROR AFTER HIS STEPFATHER, THE EMPEROR CLAUDIUS, DIED (CLAUDIUS WAS PROBABLY POISONED BY NERO'S MOTHER AGRIPPINA II).
AT FIRST, NERO RULED WELL, GUIDED BY HIS MENTORS SENECA AND BURRUS, BUT SOON HIS REIGN DEGENERATED INTO THE DEBAUCHERY AND MURDER
FOR WHICH HE IS INFAMOUS. HE HAD HIS MOTHER, BURRUS, BRITANNICUS, AND NUMEROUS SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE NOBILITY MURDERED OR EXECUTED.
LEGEND SAYS HE KICKED POPPAEA, HIS PREGNANT WIFE, TO DEATH. HE WAS THE FIRST EMPEROR TO PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS, BLAMING THEM FOR THE GREAT FIRE
IN 64 A.D. NERO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN 68 A.D AFTER GENERALS IN AFRICA, GAUL, AND SPAIN ALL REBELLED, AND THE PRAETORIAN GUARD IN ROME DESERTED HIM.

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