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    Rare Nero Caesar Portrait

    Nero, as Caesar (AD 51-54). AV aureus (19mm, 7.65 gm, 5h).  Rome or Lugdunum, under Claudius, ca. AD 51-54. NERO CLAVD CAES DRVSVS GERM PRINC IVVENT, draped and bareheaded bust of Nero left  / SACERD COOPT IN OMN CONL SVPRA NVM EX S C, Pontifical emblems: Simpulum (ladle) above basin set on tripod to left, lituus above patera on right. RIC (Claudius) 76. BMCRE (Claudius) 84. Cohen 311 (error in obverse legend omits CAES). Calic├│ 441b. Very rare variety, with a later portrait depicting Nero as a near-adult! NGC (photo-certificate) XF? 5/5 - 5/5.

    From The Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex Stack's (New York, 15 February 1995), lot 1296. 

    All Roman gold coins from the Dimitriadis Collection have been issued a photo-certificate by NGC. These may be sent in for encapsulation after the auction at the request of the buyer, free of charge. Please e-mail SamS@HA.com if you would like to utilize this option.


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    April, 2014
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