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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 755

Nero. As Caesar, AD 50-54. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.52 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 51.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 755.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

360 Photo, Roman Imperial, Silver

Sold For $ 7 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Nero. As Caesar, AD 50-54. AR Denarius (18.5mm, 3.52 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 51. NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PR[INC IVVENT], bareheaded and draped young bust left / SACERD COOPT IN OMN CONL SVPRA NVM EX S C, on left, simpulum above tripod; on right, lituus above patera. RIC I 77 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 52 (unlisted dies); Lyon 87 (Claudius, Lugdunum – unlisted dies); RSC 312; BMCRE 87 (Claudius); BN 93 (Claudius, Lugdunum). Toned. Choice EF. Rare. Excellent silver quality for issue. Wonderful portrait of young Nero.

Ex Triton XXI (9 January 2018), lot 718.

Nero’s early portraits as heir-apparent, including this denarius issued under Claudius, depict him as a relatively slender youth. After attaining the throne, his continual overindulgence manifested itself on his physique and countenance, which Rome’s coin and sculptural artists faithfully recorded.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 3, which begins 14 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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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