This highly collectable Roman Silver Tetradrachm is a genuine piece of antiquity.

Nearly two thousand years old, this historic coin was issued by the Roman Emperor Nero - one of Rome’s most colourful and notorious emperors.

Nero was undoubtedly vain, cruel and ultimately inadequate as emperor, but he was supremely successful as a patron of the arts. Nero provided hundreds of artists and craftsmen with work. Throughout his life, his love of art combined with his overarching egotism resulted in the most incredible creations. Nero’s own palace, the Golden House, for example, featured a revolving dining room and a 35-metre high statue of the Sun God with Nero’s features.

This genuine Roman Silver Tetradrachm issued by Emperor Nero was hand struck by placing a cast bronze disc (planchet) between two metal dies engraved with the obverse and reverse designs. The dies were then hit with a sledgehammer. Differences and cracks in the dies, variations in how the planchet was placed, how well and how many times it was struck mean that every Roman coin is absolutely unique. Moreover, these were coins used for everyday commerce; handled and worn by a myriad Roman and Egyptian hands it is a very special reminder of that ancient and enthralling world.

With only limited availability, we recommend you order immediately.

Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Year of issue:
Ca. 54-68AD
Issuing Authority:
Alexandria, Roman Empire
Condition:
Very fine grade
Denomination:
1 Tetradrachm
Diameter:
Ca. 23-26mm