Sestertius - Nero PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S C

Features

Country Roman Empire (Rome)
Emperor Nero (54-68)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 62-68
Value Sestertius = 1⁄4 Denarius (1/4)
Currency Denarius, Reform of Augustus (27 BC – AD 215)
Composition Bronze
Weight 24.8 g
Diameter 34.5 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 246722
Numista (https://numista.com)
References RIC I# 510,
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.510
Online Coins of the Roman Empire (http://numismatics.org/ocre/)

Obverse

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

Lettering: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT P P

Translation:
Imperator Nero Caesar Augustus, Pontifex Maximus, Tribunicia Potestas, Pater Patriae.
Supreme commander (Imperator) Nero Caesar, emperor (Augustus), high priest, tribunician power, father of the country.

Reverse

Temple of Janus, with latticed window to left and double doors to right with garland hung across ('terra door').

Lettering: PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S C

Translation:
Pace Populo Romano Terra Marique Parta Ianum Clusit, Senatus Consultum.
Peace of the Roman people on land and sea. The gates of the temple of Janus are closed. Decree of the senate.

Mint

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

Comments

Mass varies: 22.64–27.11 g;
Diameter varies: 33–36 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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