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Roman Empire, Nero (AD 54-68) AE Sestertius (as Caesar) – NGC F (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5) RARE ISSUE AS CAESAR

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Roman Empire, Nero (AD 54-68) AE Sestertius (as Caesar) – NGC F (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 3/5) RARE ISSUE AS CAESAR
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Why Choose This Rare Bronze Nero Sestertius?

The Roman Empire is among the most fascinating and well-studied societies in history. The Empire stood, in one form or another, for nearly 1,500 years before finally crumbling in 1453. This bronze sestertius was issued by the Roman Emperor Nero; at the time, one silver denarius was worth 4 of these sestertii. As stated, this coin is from the time of Emperor Nero, who ruled the Roman Empire from 54-68 AD. Interestingly, this coin was issued while Nero was Caesar (essentially "Vice President") under the emperor Claudius (AD 41-54), during the period AD 51-54. It is actually quite rare, and is thought to have been minted in the Balkan or Thracian regions of the ancient world. Small groups of these coins have occasionally turned up there.

Young Emperor Nero as Caesar

A very young Nero is depicted on the obverse. This is a rare portrait of the future emperor as a young man - he would have been between 14 and 17 years old at the time that this coin was issued. Like a number of other Roman Emperors, Nero was to be the last of his dynasty. This portrait shows him as he faces the right. He is surrounded by a number of inscriptions.

The reverse is another rare type within the Roman series. The inscription on the shield identifies Nero as the "Princips Ivventvs," or heir apparent.

NGC Fine

To have this ancient coin graded and encapsulated, it was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The experts there examined it carefully before assigning it the grade of Fine. Wear is obvious on this specimen, but a number of original details remain. It has a quality strike and the surface is still quite good. It is an attractive example of a very scarce, even rare, coin.

Don't miss your chance to own this rare Nero sestertius, add it to your collection today!


Grading Service:NGC
Grade:F