Friday, February 17, 2006

My Top 20: Coin No.13: Nero AD 54-58

Suetonius tells us that he was so proud of his ability to play the lyre that when he was giving recitals no one was allowed to leave the theatre during his performances and it is told that women were forced to give birth and men shammed death to escape from the event.
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Nero Billon Tetradrachm of Roman Egypt. Dated year 11 = 64-65 AD. NERW LKAU KAIS SEB GER, radiate head right / AYTO KPA, draped bust of Serapis right, LIA before. Koln 170, RPC 5279.

**** 67-68 AD First Jewish revolt against Romans ****

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