Artifact of the Month

04/02/06

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Gold aureus of Nero

Roman, Nero AD 51-54

The changing face of Nero

The coinage of the earlier Roman Empire allows us to study the portraits of rulers as distinct individuals. The art of this period is often highly naturalistic, and as the coins display the image of an individual along with his or her name, this is often the primary (and sometimes only) source of how a notable person from antiquity looked.

Visit the complete on-line exhibit of The Changing Face of Nero at the British Museum Web Site.

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