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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