Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich   |   Auction 98   |   12 December 2016
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Lot 1077





Estimate: 500 CHF   |   Starting price: 400 CHF Unsold
The Roman Empire
Nero augustus, 54 – 68
L. Servenius Capito. Bronze, Acmoneia Phrygiae 55, Æ 4.95 g. AUTOKRATOR NERWN KLAUDIOS KAISAR / GERMANIKOS - SEBASTOS Draped bust r. Rev. EPI LEUKIOU SER - OUHNIOU KAPITWNOS / AKMONEWN Zeus seated on throne l., holding patera and sceptre; in l. field crescent and owl. BMC 37. SNG Copenhagen 26. RPC 3170.
In unusually fine condition for the issue, green patina and extremely fine Ex Helios sale 5, 2010, Vogel, 890.
This is still the portrait of a child, virtually indistinguishable from his step-brother Britannicus, natural born son of the just poisoned emperor Claudius. AMP.

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