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ID number:  BIRBI-R0967
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Nero; Rome
Denomination:  Sestertius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 64
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.60
Weight (g):  28.68
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1410. W. S. Lincoln, 1932.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Nero, wearing laurel wreath and bearded, facing l. Reverse: Ceres, on r., veiled and draped, seated facing l., holding corn-ears and torch, facing Annona, draped, standing facing r., r. hand resting on hip, l. holding cornucopiae; in center, modius on garlanded altar r.; behind, ship's stern.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NERO CLAVD CAESAR.AVG.GER P M TR F IMP P P (Nero Claudius, Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Head of the College of Priests, Tribune, Imperator, Father of the Fatherland). Reverse: ANNONΛ ΛVGVSTI CERES (Annona and Ceres of Augustus). In Exergue: S C (Translation disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC I 2nd ed. 138

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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