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Lovers of the ancient Roman cultural history, teachers and students of Arts and History get inspiring insights into the spectacular past of historical events. Especially the era of Emperor Nero and his power-hungry mother Agrippina offers always interesting material for young and old historians.
Aureus - Coin of the empire in ancient Rome
Aureus was a very valuable coin and also currency of the Roman business life. The weight was 8.19 g with a high amount of fine gold. It was used from 27 BC until around the 4th century AD. Since the emperor was the master of the coin design he also decided its respective design. It was quite surprising that Agrippina was shown equitable together with her husband Emperor Claudius and later with her son Emperor Nero.
The coin relief offered in the Roman-Shop shows the front side of Aureus and is a enlarged replica of the original. The illustration shows Nero with his mother Agrippina the Younger. Both are shown equitable and looking to the right side. The original coin was minted at the age of Emperor Nero. Its inscription reads: NERO CLAVD DIVI F CAES AVG GERM IMP TR P COS.
- the coin relief is a beautiful enlarged version of the original Roman coin
- the original one is from 55 AD
- nobly golden colored
- handcrafted in Germany
- diameter of 16 cm
- height ca. 2.5 cm
Agrippina - exceptional and dominant
Agrippina was the wife of Emperor Claudius and mother of Nero. This put her in an prestigous position which she used to her own advantage. She used her position to influence her husband's politics. Contrary to the time's morals Agrippina was driven by lust for power and self-interest. She was considered manipulative and dominant. She also achieved that against the actual succession of Claudius Britannicus her son Nero became Emperor. To avoid any interference she poisoned Claudius and asserted her power and influence on Nero. As her popularity faded and Nero had troubles holding his power he turned away from her and put her to death.
Coin relief Nero / Agrippina - noble and especially
Beautiful and noble jewelery for people who love the special and an extraordinary gift for a dear history-interested people.
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