Roman Empire, Nero, Orichalcum

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RULER Nero
DATE 68 AD
DENOMINATION Orichalcum
MATERIAL Bronze, AE
SIZE & WEIGHT 17 mm, 2,78 gr
OBVERSE NEPΩN KΛAY∆I-OC KAICAP CEBA, bare-headed, draped bust of Nero right, wearing light beard
REVERSE Labrys (double-axe), ΘΥΑΤ−ΕΙΡΗ/ΝΩ−Ν in two two lines across field divided by axe handle
REFERENCES RPC I 2382; BMC Lydia p. 302, 62; SNG Cop 597; Lindgren-Kovacs 834; SNGvA.
PROVENANCE Ex U.K auction house (2017)
LITERATURE Thyateira (also Thyatira) is the ancient name of the modern Turkish city of Akhisar (`white castle`). In Revelation, Thyatira is the church that had a false prophetess (Revelation 2:20).