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    Nero (AD 54-68). AV aureus (7.34 gm). Rome, AD 55-56. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Nero right / Salus seated left on high-backed throne, holding patera in right hand, SALVS below. RIC 59. Calico 445. Good very fine.

    From the Rubicon Collection.

    Nero's name has become synonymous with decadent, depraved tyranny. It is surprising, then, that the first five years of his reign were looked upon as a golden age of wise, moderate government. At first true power resided in his mother's hands, but within a few months Nero's able advisors, Seneca and Burrus, had pushed Agrippina aside and seized the reigns of government. They proved excellent rulers, allowing the Senate a large consulting role, keeping finances in check and managing provincial affairs with restraint. Nero, who fancied himself more of an artist than a statesman, was content with this arrangement for awhile, but began to assert his independence after arranging the murder of his mother in AD 58 and his behavior became more erratic and tyrannical.


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