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3520404
352, Lot: 404. Estimate $75.
Sold for $126. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Nero. AD 54-68. Æ As (27mm, 9.13 g, 12h). Balkan mint (Perinthus?). Struck circa AD 64-66. Laureate head right / Eagle standing facing, head right, on globe; S-C flanking. MacDowall, “Two Roman Countermarks of AD 68,” NC 1960, p. 108, III; RIC I (old edition) 439; RIC I (new edition) –, but see discussion on pp. 186-7; RPC I 1762. Near VF, rough reddish-brown patina with touches of green. Rare, with the majority of known specimens housed in museums.


From the Dr. George Spradling Collection.

This reverse type is derived from the Divus Augustus Pater series. Other asses from this mint adopt the Neptune type of Agrippa struck under Caligula.