“Imperial coinage of Arados – Nero”


I recently bought at auction an extremely rare Aradian coin minted during the reign of Nero.

The obverse depicts the emperor with laureate head right, whilst on the reverse Tyche is seated left on ships rudder. The date is visible just above the tiller and reads, TKE or era date 325 (66-67 A.D), all were minted one year prior to Nero´s suicide. Phoenician monogram qoth in right field near cornucopia. 

After an extensive search i managed to track down a further three coins of this type, two from Paris BNF and one in the British museum. 

My gratitude and thanks to BMC & BNF for provided images.

AR 325  TKE (66-67 A.D)

1. D1-R1, London BMC (No. 1902,0607.14. Wt.8.58, Dia.22mm, Die Ax.12.

2. D1?-R2, Stockholm collection Martin Rowe (No. OC). Wt.8.16, Dia.24mm, Die Ax.12.

3. D2-R2, Paris BNF (No. ark:/12148/btv1b8535684f). Wt.8.37.

4. D3-R3, Paris BNF (No. ark:/12148/btv1b85356831). Wt.7.73.

Please follow provided link for coin 2´s identification.


OC 5

OC 4

OC 7

By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Arados

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s