Orichalcum Dupondius issued by the Emperor Nero probably in 67 AD, Ancient Roman Empire. Minted by Lugdunum. Nero activated the mint at Lugdunum in Gaul for the production of aes denomintations in about 64 AD. Dies for coin production were made locally, not made at the Rome mint and transported to Gaul, and are identified by the addition of a globe at the point of the neck truncation. Coins from Lugdunum were issued in the Western provinces and circulated primarily, but not exclusively, there. Mac Dowall records for instance that at Pompeii six As with globe were reported in two reports as found compared with 224 without the globe and therefore from the Rome mint. Mac Dowall dates the issue of this coin, with SC in the exergue, to 67 AD. (Ref. Mac Dowall WCN p. 24, 196 No.531)

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Nero facing right, a globe at the point of the neck; around, IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P

Reverse Description

Securitas seated facing right in high-backed chair, resting head on right hand with her elbow on the back of the chair, in her left hand a sceptre; before her an altar and torch; around, [SECVRITAS] AVGVSTI in exergue, SC

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