Auction: 347 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale
Roman Imperial. Nero (54-68). AV Aureus, struck 64-65. Rome. 7.26 gms. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, rev.IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter seated left holding thunderbolt and scepter. The reverse here is believed to commemorate Nero's deliverance from the Pisonian Conspiracy. Nero's cruelty and excesses compelled several senators, equestrians and soldiers to conspire to assassinate and replace him with Gaius Calpurnius Piso. The plot failed. Among the 41 individuals accused of being part of the conspiracy, Seneca the Younger, his nephew the poet Lucan and Petronius were ordered by Nero to commit suicide. Nero praised divine intervention. Jupiter the Protector ("Custos") had saved him. RIC 52, Cohen 118, Calicó 412. NGC VF.
Sale 347 Notices
The coin had been cracked out of the holder and returned to the holder (the holder itself showing taping and repairs)