Up for sale is this amazing ancient Silver Billion Tetradracham in high grade. The coin features TIBERIUS on one side, and NERO on the other. This coin is from 54-68 AD - ALMOST TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD! This coin is in great shape and it is from Alexandria Egypt.
These coins are highly sought out because they feature both Nero AND his Great Grandfather Tiberius! Nero Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.15 December 37 9 June 68. From 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius.
To become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death. During his reign, Nero focused much of his attention on diplomacy, trade, and enhancing the cultural life of the Empire. He ordered theaters built and promoted athletic games.
During his reign, the redoubtable general Corbulo. And negotiated peace with the Parthian Empire.Crushed a revolt in Britain. And also annexed the Bosporan Kingdom. To the Empire, beginning the First RomanJewish War. In 64, most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome.
Which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex, the Domus Aurea. In 68, the rebellion of Vindex. And later the acclamation of Galba. Drove Nero from the throne.
Facing assassination, he committed suicide on 9 June 68. His death ended the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.Sparking a brief period of civil wars known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Nero's rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance. He is known for many executions, including those of his mother. And the probable murder by poison of his stepbrother, Britannicus.
He is infamously known as the Emperor who "fiddled while Rome burned", although this is now considered an inaccurate rumor. And as an early persecutor of. He was known for having captured Christians burned in his garden at night for a source of light.
This view is based on the writings of. The main surviving sources for Nero's reign. Few surviving sources paint Nero in a favorable light. Some sources, though, including some mentioned above, portray him as an emperor who was popular with the common Roman people, especially in the East.
The study of Nero is problematic as some modern historians question the reliability of ancient sources when reporting on Nero's tyrannical acts. 16 November 42 BC 16 March 37 AD, was Roman Emperor.From 14 AD to 37 AD. Tiberius was by birth a Claudian. Son of Tiberius Claudius Nero. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus. In 39 BC, making him a step-son. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder. From his marriage to Scribonia. And even later be adopted by Augustus, by which act he officially became a Julian.
Bearing the name Tiberius Julius Caesar. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the next forty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty. In relations to the other emperors of this dynasty, Tiberius was the stepson of Augustus. And great-great uncle of Nero.
Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals. Laying the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder.Called him tristissimus hominum, the gloomiest of men. After the death of Tiberius son Drusus Julius Caesar. In 23 he became more reclusive and aloof.
In 26, against better judgement, Tiberius exiled himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian Prefects. And Quintus Naevius Sutorius Macro. Tiberius' grand-nephew and adopted grandson, succeeded the emperor upon his death. Be sure to add me to your. The item "54-68 AD ANCIENT NERO & TIBERIUS SCARCE SILVER Tetradrachm of ALEXANDRIA EGYPT" is in sale since Saturday, February 18, 2012.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "jstor204" and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped worldwide.