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Tetradrachm: CM.6541-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Nero (AD 54-68) (Struck in the name of)
Mint: Alexandria (After)




History note: Ex Ritchie W. Post, from the F. Martin Post Collection

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 22.92 mm
Image(width): 24.17 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2007-11-19) by The Post Family Trust


65 CE - Uncertain 69 CE


Cast fake

Components of the work

Object composed of billon Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 12.76 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Nero right in radiate crown, all in beaded border

  • Text: NERO KL[...]
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Bust of Alexandria right in elephant headdress, dating mark in field at lower right

  • Text: AUTOKRA
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6541-2007
Primary reference Number: 166104
RPC: cf. i.5289
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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