Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, 54-68 AD

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: AC04-0102
Category: Ancient Coins
Description: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, 54-68 AD
Country or State: Roman Empire (5th Emperor of the Roman Empire)
Year: Rome, 66-67 AD
Period:  
Head of State/Ruler: Nero (Full Name: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus), was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death.
Reign: 13 October 54 – 9 June 68 (13 years, 240 days)
Currency: AR denarius
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Subject/Theme: Jupiter the guardian
Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right
Obverse Legend: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
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Reverse: Jupiter, naked to the waist, cloak around lower body, seated left on ornate throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and long scepter in left.
Reverse Legend: IVPPITER CVSTOS
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Edge: Irregular
Note: Rome mint
Mint Mark:  
Composition: Silver (Ag)
Diameter: ~20.0 mm (irregular)
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Weight: 3.4 grams
Mintage:  
Krause & Mishler Number:  
Other Catalog Number: RIC 69; RSC 121
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)
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HISTORICAL NOTES

This reverse type commemorates the protection of Nero from the Pisonian Conspiracy. Events of the years 64-65 AD defined the subsequent reputation of Nero as a cruel and self-indulgent ruler.

In 64 AD, a large section of central Rome burned; Nero's reputed singing of the destruction of Troy during the fire led to the later association of him "fiddling" as the city burned. Within the charred remains of the city's center, Nero constructed the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, so named because of the gilded tiles on its exterior.

Nero's "excesses" resulted in a conspiracy to overthrow and replace him with Gaius Calpurnius Piso. Among the conspirators were many high-ranking members of Nero's court including Seneca the Younger, the poet Lucan, and Petronius, who called himself Nero's "arbiter of elegance." To Nero, the failure of a conspiracy made up of those so close to him could have been achieved only through divine intervention. As the king of the gods oversaw the security of the Roman state, Nero believed it was Jupiter the Guardian (Custos) who had saved him from harm.