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ID number: BIRBI-R0961
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Artist / Maker: Nero (54-68)
Title / Object name / Definition: Denarius
Object type: Coin
Place made: Mint of Rome
Date made: 55
Collector: G. Haines
Measurements: 3.62 g
Description: Obverse: Head of Nero.
Reverse: Full length portrait of the goddess Ceres. Ceres is holding ears of corn, a poppy and a torch. Ceres was used by Nero to depict the prosperity of Rome under his rule. The long list of titles on this coin shows how the early emperors accumulated republican titles to justify their far reaching powers while still working within an officially republican framework. Nero uses the titulature that had by now become the standard on coins of the principate, a mixture of renowned family names (Caesar), honorifics (Augustus), religious titles (Pontifex Maximus) and republican powers (Tribunicia Potestate) and titles.
Inscriptions / Translations: Obverse: NERO•CAESAR•AVG•(PP) (inscription worn)•IMP (Nero Caesar, Augustus, Father of his Country, Imperator)
Reverse: PONTIF•MAX•TR•P•VII•COS•IIII•P•P• (Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestate VII Consul IIII Pater Patriae, Chief Priest, [in his] seventh Tribunician Power, Consul four times, Father of his Country) EX SC (From the Senates command)
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