Obverse: Bust of Nero

Reverse: Nero and soldier on horseback

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Rome
Material: Bronze
Denomination: Sestertius
Issuing Authority: Roman Senate
Actual Weight: 27.150 g.
Date: exact 64 AD - exact 66 AD
Dimensions: 33 mm.
Region: Latium
Period: Julio-Claudian


Obverse Type: Within a dotted circle, Nero, carrying a spear, followed by soldier with a standard. Both are on horseback, galloping to the right.

Donor: The Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Commentary: Imperial sestertius

Sources Used: Perkins Collection 1902, 100, 15; Cohen 1880-1892, 1, Neron no. 83; BMCRE I, 226 cf., nos. 142-147