|Coins - Ancient - Roman|
|Realisation Price||975.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / September Pre Long Beach sale (#100) - 03/09/2017 / Roman Imperial Coinage - Ancient Coins / Lot 2169
Nero. AE Sestertius (26.49 g), as Caesar, AD 50-54 Choice VF Uncertain Balkan mint, AD 51. NERONI CLAVDIO DRVSO GERMANICO COS DESIG, bare-headed and draped bust of Nero right. EQVESTER/OR-DO/PRINCIPI/IVVENT in four lines on shield; behind shield, spear. RIC 108; Von Kaenel, 63 (1984), N4, pl. 25, 38; RPC pp. 311 and 319; BMC p. 195, note. Glossy dark green patina. Some smoothing and tooling noted. This sestertius depicts the round shield ( ) and silver lance ( ) presented to Roman knights upon their induction into the order. Although it appears to be a product of a Balkan or Thracian mint, it is related to the aurei and denarii struck at Rome which commemorate Nero's naming as Princeps Juventutis (Prince of Youth).