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ID number:  BIRBI-R0974
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Nero; Rome
Denomination:  Dupondius
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  AD 63
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  15.38
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Haines 2575. ex. Sir Charles Oman collection, 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Nero, wearing radiate crown and bearded, facing r. Reverse: Inscription to l. and r. of frontal view of the Macellum Magnum, its domed central section (in two storeys and approachable by steps) flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes; above the steps in the centre, male figure standing facing l., l hand holding long sceptre.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: NERO CLAVD GAESAR.AVG GER P M TR Γ JMP Γ P (Nero Claudius, Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Head of the College of Priests, Tribune, Imperator, Father of the Fatherland). Reverse: MAC AVC S C (The Macellum of Augustus, S C; translation disputed).

Bibliography:  RIC I 2nd ed. 109.

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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1899
1981-09-14
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