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    Colossus of Nero

    Nero, as Augustus (AD 54-68). AV aureus (18mm, 7.28 gm, 8h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 3/5. Rome, ca. AD 64-65. NERO-CAESAR, laureate, bearded head of Nero right / AVGVSTVS-GERMANICVS, Colossus of Nero as Sol, togate, standing facing, radiate head slightly right, left knee bent, branch upward in right hand, Victory on globe in left. RIC I 46. Calic├│ 402a. A wonderful example of the type with gluttonous late portrait of Nero and nicely detailed reverse.

    The reverse depicts Nero's Colossus, a roughly 120-foot tall bronze statue of the emperor as Sol, created by Zenodorus, for the vestibule of the Domus Aurea (Golden House) - the massive palace constructed by Nero after the fire of AD 64.


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