Authentic evidence of ancient culture
For lovers of ancient Roman cultural history, for teachers and students in art and history classes, inspiring insights are offered by mental journeys into the spectacular past of historical events. The era of the eccentric Emperor Nero and his power-hungry mother Agrippina always offers new and interesting material for young and old history researchers.
Aureus - Imperial coin in ancient Rome
The aureus was a very valuable gold coin and means of payment in ancient Roman business. Its weight was 8.19 g with a high percentage of fine gold. It was in circulation from 27 BC to the 4th century AD. Since the emperor was also master of the minting motifs of the coins, he also determined their respective representations. Thus, it is very surprising for the time that Agrippina was depicted together and equally with her husband, Emperor Claudius and later with her son, Emperor Nero.
The coin relief offered in the Roman store represents the obverse of an aureus and is the enlarged replica of the gold coin. The image shows Nero with his mother, Agrippina the Younger. Again, both busts are shown as equals, side by side and looking to the right. The original was minted during the time of Emperor Nero. The inscription reads: NERO CLAVD DIVI F CAES AVG GERM IMP TR P COS.
- The coin relief is a beautiful, enlarged replica of a Roman gold coin made from a plaster cast
- The original was minted in 55 AD
- Extremely noble the gold-colored design of the coin relief
- Made in German handwork
- The diameter is 16 cm
- Height approx. 2.5 cm
Agrippina - extraordinary and dominating
Agrippina was the wife of Emperor Claudius and mother of Nero. This gave her a very prestigious position, which she also largely shaped to her advantage. She used the position to influence the political business of her husband. Contrary to the moral standards of the time, Agrippina was driven by a hunger for power and self-interest. She was considered manipulative and dominant. Thus she also managed that contrary to the actual succession to the throne of Claudius' son Britannicus, her biological son Nero was designated. But in order to prevent a possible change by Claudius, she unscrupulously poisoned him in order to assert her power and influence over Nero afterwards. When her popularity waned and Nero was concerned about his power, he turned his back on her and had her killed.
Coin relief Nero / Agrippina - noble and special
Beautiful and noble wall decoration for people who love the special and an extraordinary gift for a dear, history-interested person.
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