As - Nero PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P S C I

Features

Issuer Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Nero (54-68)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 62-68
Value As = 1⁄16 Denarii (1/16)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 7.6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 246592
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC I# 380,
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.380
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

Head of Nero, laureate, right; small globe at point of neck.

Lettering: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANI

Translation:
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.
Nero Claudius, Caesar, emperor (Augustus), victor over the Germans.

Reverse

Nero as Apollo Citharoedus, laureate, advancing right, playing lyre.

Lettering: PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P S C I

Translation:
Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas, Imperator, Pater Patriae, Senatus Consultum.
High priest, tribunician power, supreme commander (Imperator), father of the country. Decree of the senate.

Mint

Lugdunum, Gaul, modern-day Lyons, France (15 BC–AD 78; 196–197; 274-413)

Comments

Mass varies: 6.97–8.31 g;
Diameter varies: 23–27 mm;
Source: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (62-68) 

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