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Rome, 56-57 AD. AR denarius, 3.36 gr., 18.7 mm.

Obv: NERO•CAESAR•AVG•IMP•; bare head of young Nero to the right.

Rev: PONTIF•MAX•TR•P•III•P•P• around EX•S C within oak wreath.

Ref: RIC 12. With Italian export licence.

Rare. Good very fine.

After the poisoning of Claudius’ son Britannicus by Nero’s mother Agrippina minor, Nero became heir to the throne. The dinner at which Britannicus was poisoned, was also attended by the later emperor Titus, who, after tasting from Britannicus’ dish, got severely ill.