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    Nero (AD 54-68). Orichalcum sestertius (27.27 gm). Choice VF. Lugdunum, AD 65. Laureate head of Nero right, globe at point of truncation / Triumphal arch, with wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche. RIC --, cf. RIC 149-150 (with Aegis and bust left). Apparently an unrecorded legend / type combination for Lugdunum (or Rome, for that matter). Wonderful portrait, pleasing light green patina.

    The broad, flat style of this type and the extended bust ending in a globe (partially off the flan) clearly mark this sestertius as a product of the Lugdunum mint; however, RIC does not list a Lugdunum sestertius with this legend variant, and the Rome issues of the same type are all bust variants. 


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    April, 2018
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