Reigned: 54-68ad

NERO CLAVDIVS DRVSVS GERMANICVS CAESAR was born in 37 to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina Jr. His mother married Claudius after Messalina's downfall in 48, and Claudius adopted Nero. He became Augustus on October 13, 54 upon Claudius' death. He reigned well under the advice of Seneca until he retired in 62 and the unprincipled Tigellinus became his advisor. Nero drifted into caring only for his artistic pursuits, and resentment built among serious-minded Romans until Galba, the Governor of Spain, rebelled in 68. Nero's support dissolved and he committed suicide on June 9, 68.(From MONETA, from


Dupondius (32mm 14.19g) Struck 64-66 A.D. Rome

Obv: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Radiate bust right

Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C Victory flying left, right leg adv. rt holding wreath, left holding palm in exergue

RIC I 199 Sear 1969




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