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    Temple of Janus with Closed Doors

    Nero (AD 54-68). AV aureus (18mm, 7.33 gm, 8h). NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5. Rome, AD 64-65. NERO CAESAR-AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Nero right / IANVM CLVSIT PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA, façade of the Temple of Janus with closed doors. RIC I 50. Calicó 409. Small nick on the cheek of Nero. Faint red toning.

    The Temple of Janus was one of the oldest structures in the Roman Forum. In keeping with the spirit of Janus, the two-faced god, the temple had large doors on two opposing sides. According to tradition, the doors were kept open in wartime and closed during times of peace. The closing of the Temple doors was a rare event, even during the Pax Romana. In AD 66, having recently concluded a favorable peace treaty with Parthia, Nero closed the doors with great fanfare and marked the occasion on his coinage.


    合上大門的雅努斯神廟圖金幣

    尼祿 (AD54-68)。 標準重奧里斯金幣 (18mm, 7.33 gm, 8h)。 NGC VF 5/5 - 4/5。 羅馬,AD 64-65。幣文NERO CAESAR-AVGVSTVS,尼祿月桂冠面右頭像。背面幣文IANVM CLVSIT PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA,雅努斯神廟正立面,合上的大門。RIC I 50. Calicó 409. 尼祿臉頰有小缺痕。淡紅色包漿。

    雅努斯神廟是羅馬城市廣場上最古老的建築物。保存雙面神雅努斯靈魂的該神廟在兩邊都設有巨大的門。依照傳統,大門在戰爭期間打開,而在和平年代合上。但即使是在羅馬治下的和平年代,大門也鮮有合上的時候。公元66年,在與帕提亞簽訂了和平之約後,尼祿關上了大門並將這一時刻記錄在了他的鑄幣上。


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