AE Nero Dupondius 54-68 A.D. (16.16g, 29 mm)
Rome mint (note the slightly smaller diameter and lighter weight of Lugdunum issues).
O: Radiate bust r; NERO CLAUD CAESAR AUG GERM PM TRP IMP PP; RIC 191. WCN 193.
R: SECURITAS AUGUSTI; Securitas, resting on hand and holding scepter, enthroned r. before garlanded altar, lighted torch at her feet, double arched façade behind; S C in fields; II in exergue as mark of value.
G: Chocolate brown patina with reddish accents on the obverse with subtle green patination of the reverse (in indirect daylight), as the coin is essentially uncleaned. Magnificent style in high relief and a particularly elegant reverse style. Rare thus. Ex Mike Summers collection.
S: Edward J. Waddell, Ltd. 3/20/08