The Roman Empire
Estimate: 4'500 CHF
Starting price: 3'600 CHF
Price realized: 3'800 CHF
Nero augustus, 54 – 68
Dupondius circa 62, Æ 14.77 g. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Radiate head r. Rev. MAC – AVG S – C Façade of the Macellus Magnus shown as domed columnar structure flanked by two-storied wings with garlanded porticoes; in the centre, above the steps, male figure standing l. on pedestal, holding long sceptre. In exergue, I I . C 130. BMC 195. RIC 109. CBN 312.
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. A bold portrait struck in high relief
and a detailed representation of the Macellus on the reverse. Lovely green patina
with some very minor porosity on reverse, otherwise extremely fine This dupondius shows a very detailed Macellus . AMP.