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Lot 3004    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 21ST NOV)    Ancient Gold - Roman

Estimate $12,000
SOLD $31,000

NERO, (A.D. 54-68), gold aureus, issued c.64-65, Rome mint, (7.35 g), obv. laureate head to right of Nero, around NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, rev. Jupiter seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, IVPPITER CVSTOS around, (S.1930, RIC 52, BMC 67, C.118). An extraordinary example with golden red Boscoreale patination, extremely fine and very rare in this condition.

Ex Neal Archer Collection and previously Spink & Son Ltd, 12 July 1979.
With research and a letter from Spink indicating the connection to the Boscoreale hoard.

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