Denarius - Nero ROMA; Roma and Victory

Denarius - Nero (ROMA; Roma and Victory) - obverseDenarius - Nero (ROMA; Roma and Victory) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Nero (54-68)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 67-68
Value 1 Denarius
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 246245
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RIC I# 70,
Harold Mattingly, Edward Allen Sydenham, Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland, Robert A. G. Carson; 1984. The Roman Imperial Coinage / Volume 1. Augustus – Vitellius (31 BC–AD 69) (1923 revised edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
OCRE# ric.1(2).ner.70
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Nero, laureate, right, with beard

Script: Latin

Lettering: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P

Translation:
Imperator Nero Caesar Augustus, Pater Patriae
Supreme commander (Imperator) Nero Caesar, emperor (Augustus), father of the country.

Reverse

Roma, helmeted and draped, seated left on cuirass, holding Victory in right hand and parazonium in left

Script: Latin

Lettering: ROMA

Translation: Rome.

Mint

Rome (ancient), Italy

Comments

Mass varies: 2.08–3.5 g;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (67-68) 

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