A coin of Nero (reverse)

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A coin of Nero (reverse)

This coin of Nero, showing the reverse side, was found in the garden of No. 99 Beacon Lane in 1984. It is a silver tetradrachm of Nero struck in the year AD 64-5, when the Second Augustan legion was at Exeter. It is a puzzle because such coins did not routinely circulate in Britain but in the east Mediterranean. It is uncertain whether the coin is a collector’s loss of the recent past.

Acknowledgments: © Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council

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