NERO SILVER DENARIUS – JUPITER CUSTOS TYPE – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE TWELVE CAESARS (Inv. 12942)
ROMAN EMPIRE. NERO, AD 54-68
Silver denarius, 3.35 g., 18 mm. Minted 67-68 AD in Rome.
Obv. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P, laureate head of Nero right.
Rev. IVPPITER CVSTOS, Jupiter enthroned left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5. Jupiter Custos (the Guardian) prominently appears on Nero’s coinage at this time and refers to the failure of the Pisonian conspiracy that included a group of high ranking individuals. Among these were the philosopher Seneca the Younger and the literary figures Lucan and Petronius.