★ A very rare sestertius of Nero with an excellent portrait ★
Nero, 54-68. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34 mm, 24.61 g, 7 h), Lugdunum, circa 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR P P P Laureate head of Nero to right, small globe at the point of bust. Rev. S - C Triumphal arch, showing the front, with a wreath hung across it, surmounted by the emperor in facing quadriga accompanied by Pax and Victory, flanked by two soldiers; statue of Mars in side niche; the faces and plinths of the arch are ornamented with elaborate reliefs showing battle scenes. BMC 329. Cohen -. RIC 498. Very rare. A well struck example with an excellent portrait. Slightly rough and with a minor edge crack, otherwise, good very fine.
From the collection of Dipl.-Ing. Adrian Lang and the Rainer Wilschke Collection, Numismatica Ars Classica 84, 20-21 May 2015, 1796 and Peus 349, 30 October-1 November 1996, 321.