Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty 54-68 AD, Gold Aureus (7.22g, 18mm), Rome mint 64-65 AD. Obverse: Laureate head of Nero facing to the right, legend surrounds, “NERO CΛESΛR ΛVGVSTVS”. Reverse: Jupiter enthroned facing to the left, bare chested and with drapery flowing from his waist onto crossed legs, holding long sceptre in left hand and thunderbolt in right, ground-line below, legend surrounds, “IVPPITER CVSTOS”. Sear-1930; RIC-52; Cohen-118. An attractive gold aureus of Nero, although typically worn over high points the portrait is quite bold and the reverse features Jupiter, the king of the Gods, a collectible piece, near Very Fine.
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Nerō Caesar Augustus”, stating a shortened version of the emperor’s regnal name. The Reverse Latin legend reads “Iuppiter cūstos”, with an English translation of “Jupiter the protector”.