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    Port Of Ostia Sestertius

    Nero (AD 54-68). Orichalcum sestertius (34mm, 26.96 gm, 6h). Rome, AD 64. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P,  laureate head of Nero right, aegis on shoulder / AVGV - STI  S - POR OST - C, overhead view of port of Ostia, ringed by circular row of docks and crescent-shaped piers and porticos, at top pharos bearing statue of Neptune, within harbor, seven cargo ships, at bottom reclining statue of Tiber holding rudder in right hand and dolphin in left. RIC 178. BMCRE 131. Cohen 37. A pleasing example of one of the most famous and historical Roman sestertius types, with a splendid portrait and an attractive olive brown patina. NGC Choice VF ★ 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style.

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