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Emperor Nero

Tetradrachm Coin

  • Famous Roman Empire Emperor

  • Issued in 54-68AD – so over 2,000 years old

  • Authentic Tetradrachm coin with Emperor Nero portrait

  • Limited stock available due to historical rarity​

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This rare Tetradrachm coin from the Roman Empire was minted at the behest of the famous Emperor Nero in Alexandria (54-68 AD). One Tetradrachm was equivalent to four Drachms. This currency was intended specifically for the Greek provinces of the Roman Empire. Therefore, the inscriptions of these coins were maintained in the Greek language and most of their motifs made reference to the Greek gods. 

Born Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus on the 15th December 37 AD, Emperor Nero was descended from a long line of Roman political families, and the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His father Gnaeus died only a few years after his birth. In the year 49, his mother Agrippina married the Roman Emperor Claudius, his great-uncle. Claudius adopted Nero and appointed him as his heir and successor. 

The first few years of his reign were crowned with success, and the Emperor was extremely popular with the people. The relationship between the Senate and the Emperor initially deteriorated during the next few years and following the Great Fire of Rome in the year 64, he also suffered the loss of the recognition of the Roman people. Nero, who considered himself more as an artist than politician, eventually also lost his influence on the military and fled from Rome. He was declared “enemy of the people” by the Senate and took his own life on 9th June in the year 68, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty, which in turn sparked a brief period of civil wars known as the Year of the Four Emperors.

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