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ID number: BIRBI-R0977
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey
Maker: Nero; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: AD 65
Metal: Base metal
Diameter (cm): 2.75
Weight (g): 11.52
Axis (degrees): 225.00
Provenance: Haines 289. W. S. Lincoln, 1920.
Description: Obverse: Head of Nero, wearing laurel wreath, facing r. Reverse: Inscription to l. and r. of the temple of Janus, with latticed window on l. and garland hung across closed double doors on r.
Inscriptions: Obverse: NERO CΛESAR ΛVG GERM IMP (Nero Caesar, Augustus Germanicus, Imperator). Reverse: PACE.P R.VBIQ.PARTΛ.IΛNVM.CLVSIT. S C (Peace for the Roman people everywhere, he [Nero] closed the Temple of Janus, S C; translation disputed).
Bibliography: RIC I 2nd ed. 306.
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