Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero

54-68 AD

Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
Silver pendant with Roman coin of Nero
350.00 VAT margin scheme
Article code21-2837
Silver pendant enclosing an authentic Roman coin. The sterling silver frame (marked 925) is custom-made to the coin and if desired can be removed without damaging the coin.

Coin: Æ As, Nero

Obverse: Bare head right.
Legend: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PM TR POT PP
Reverse: Victory flying left, holding shield inscribed SPQR, S-C to sides.

Diameter: ± 32,4 mm
Ref: RIC 541
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Nero, the fifth Roman Emperor reigned from 54-68 AD was adopted by Emperor Claudius at the age of 13 and later married Claudius' daughter Claudia Octavia. After the death of his mother Agrippina Nero's conduct became more egregious. Popular legend has Nero playing the fiddle while Rome burned, but this is probably later propaganda. Nero did accuse the Christians of starting the fire and many Christians were arrested and executed. In 60-61 AD the Iceni tribe started a revolt after the daughters of Queen Boudica were raped.

Victory: personification of victory (Greek goddess Nike). She was often associated with Jupiter, Mars, and other deities and was especially worshipped by the army.

SPQR: Latin abbreviation for Senātus Populusque Rōmānus (the Senate and people of Rome).