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NeroMacellumDupondius


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Nero Dupondius 54-68 A.D. minted 64 A.D. (14.64g) O: NERO CLAUD CAESAR AUG GER PM TRP IMP PP; Rad. hd. right; C130, BMC-WSN 203; RIC 184; CBN 318. R: MAC AUG/ SC; View of the Macellun of Nero consisting of a rounded central part with a domed roof, a statue of Neptune on the ground floor and a gallery on the upper floor, on l. and r., projected two story colonnaded wings; below II. G: Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Lovely green patina and Good EF. S: NAC 94 Gasvoda, lot 121, 10/6/16. Ex Nomos FPL Winter-Spring 2009, lot 100.

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Great coin, Clay! It's the best Macellum I've seen. Marsmike owned this way back when, and I nearly bought it from Ed W when Mike went Greek. Then Nomos FPL sold it at a very high price soon after that. You got an excellent deal today... congratulations!

 

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Thanks, Jim. I appreciate the additional ownership history. I hadn't known Mike had had it in his collection, but that underlines for me the quality I thought I saw. I paid a bit less than MSG did to Nomos, I think, and I am grateful for that. Collecting dollars don't seem to go as far as they used to.
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