Origin: From the stories of tyranny and debauchery to his unmistakable chin, Emperor Nero is easily one of the most infamous leaders in Roman history.
He certainly had a strong affinity to violence—Nero attempted to murder his own mother several times before finally succeeding, and also killed at least one of his wives. His demise ended the Judio-Claudian dynasty and left a legacy of chaos, leading to the disastrous "Year of Four Emperors" that left Rome without a clear ruler. However, the one thing Nero probably didn't do was famously play the fiddle as Rome burned down—though his reputation for sadism and cruelty certainly make it believable.
These silver tetradrachms were minted in Alexandria, Egypt, and featured the radiate bust of Nero on the obverse side. At the time, Alexandria was not a traditional part of the Roman Empire but rather the emperor's personal possession. Even Roman senators were not allowed to visit the area without the express permission of the emperor, and coins minted within Egypt did not circulate outside the region. The reverse side of these coins vary, depicting over 150 variants of royals, Egyptian deities, and other figures.
Each of our Nero tetradrachms has been inspected by an ANA Certified numismatist, and comes encased in a non-sealed plastic holder to prevent damage. They are guaranteed genuine and come with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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A marble bust of Emperor Nero.
Your order will include:
- One Nero tetradrachm minted in Alexandria, Egypt
- Glass top leather display box
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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