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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 627

Nero. AD 54-68. Æ As (29mm, 12.58 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 65.

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 627.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Roman Imperial, Bronze

Sold For $ 900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Nero. AD 54-68. Æ As (29mm, 12.58 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck circa AD 65. Laureate head left, small globe at point of neck / Façade of the Macellum Magnum: statue standing facing on base within cylindrical tetrastyle entrance set on tiered base, upper tristyle story surmounted by ornate conical dome; two-story tristyle porch on either side. RIC I 402; WCN 507; Lyon 85. Green patina, light roughness. Near VF.

From the Stein A. Evensen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 311 (25 September 2013), lot 960.

The Macellum Magnum was Nero's great provision-market, probably dating from AD 59. This magnificent structure, originally occupying the middle of a square lined with porticoes and shops, was located on the Caelian Hill. It survived in its original state until the late 4th century, when its dilapidated condition necessitated a major reconstruction. During the turbulent 5th century the building again fell into partial ruin and in the latter part of the century it was transformed under Pope Simplicius (468-482) into the church of S. Stefano Rotondo.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 16 September 2020 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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