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    Nero (AD 54-68). AE sestertius (35mm, 28.36 gm, 7h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style, scuff. Rome, AD 64. NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero left / View of triumphal arch, showing front and left hand sides, surmounted by emperor in facing quadriga escorted by Victory (on right) holding wreath and palm, and Pax (on left) holding caduceus and cornucopia, the upper level flanked at extremely left and right by statue of soldiers, niche on left side containing figure of Mars standing facing, spear in right hand, shield in left, wreath across open archway, the faces and plinths decorated with ornamental reliefs; S-C across fields. RIC I 150. High relief obverse with both dies executed in fine style.

    Sear Millennium 1962 describes this arch as 'one decreed by the Senate in AD 58 to commemorate the Eastern victory of Cn. Domitius Corbulo and located on Capitoline Hill, but its exact site is uncertain'. Unfortunately, this arch no longer exists. Nero had him executed because he felt threatened by the general's great popularity, and the fear that this act caused within the military leadership in part lead to its disaffection with the regime and eventual revolt.


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