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15. December 2019
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Lot 351
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
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LYDIA. Tralles. Nero, 54-68. Tessera (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.96 g), 8 units. [NEPΩN KAICAP] Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. Smoothed surface engraved with III•V (the original coin bears a figure of Athena Alkidemos). For the original coin, see RPC 2656 and SNG von Aulock 3285. Apparently the same obverse die as Lanz 128, 287 and Kölner 107 (2017) 180. Apparently unknown as a numbered tessera. Nearly very fine.



There is no evidence that Nero suffered any serious form of Damnatio Memoriae after his suicide: in fact he was quite popular with many people, especially in the east. It seems quite likely that this coin was deliberately chosen to make a gaming piece, its reverse smoothed off to make a field for an incised number while the portrait was kept deliberately as a decorative element (and we do know that Nero was actually fond of games).
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 18:55:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
01 Jun 2020 01:25:35 CEST
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Closed
Hammer Price:
200 CHF by Axel (Bids: 9)

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Lot 351
Starting Price: 75 CHF
LYDIA. Tralles. Nero, 54-68. Tessera (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.96 g), 8 units. [NEPΩN KAICAP] Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. Smoothed surface engraved with III•V (the original coin bears a figure of Athena Alkidemos). For the original coin, see RPC 2656 and SNG von Aulock 3285. Apparently the same obverse die as Lanz 128, 287 and Kölner 107 (2017) 180. Apparently unknown as a numbered tessera. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 352
Starting Price: 75 CHF
PHRYGIA. Aezanis. Claudius, 41-54. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.39 g, 11 h), struck under magistrate Menelaos son of Demosthenes. ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟC ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Claudius to right. Rev. EΠΙ ΜEΝEΛΑΟ ΔΗΜΟCΘE-ΝΟΥC ΑΙΖΑΝEΙΤΩΝ Zeus standing to left, holding eagle in his extended right hand and long scepter with his left. BMC 89-90. RPC 3098. SNG Copenhagen 86. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Lot 353
Starting Price: 100 CHF
PHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Agrippina Junior, 15-59. (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.90 g, 1 h), struck under Nero, magistrate Lucius Servenius Capito, 54-68. ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΝ Draped bust of Agrippina to right, with grain ear and poppy at her right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΛΕΥΚΙΟΥ ΣΕΡΟΥΗΝΙΟΥ ΚΑΠΙΤΩΝΟΣ ΑΚΜΟΝΕΩΝ Artemis advancing to right, holding bow and drawing arrow from her quiver; at her feet to right, small Nike advancing to right, holding palm and wreath. RPC I 3172. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
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