Our reproduction Sestertius of Nero is based on a coin struck between 54-68 AD and is made from bronze plated lead-free pewter. The coin shows a bust of Nero on the obverse and on the reverse, Nero reinforces his military strength by picturing himself and a soldier on horseback in decursio or combat. The Denarius of Titus was struck between 79-81AD. This reproduction coin is made from lead-free pewter and shows the bust of Titus on one side and an eagle, relating to his dead father Vespasian being taken to heaven, on the other. The two coins are held in clear plastic blisters and are supplied in full color pamphlet style packaging, complete with images and historical information relating to Roman coins and the military campaigns and rebellion in Britain.
Roman coins were not just a means of paying for goods. The obverse of the coins portrayed the ruling Emperors face. The reverse of the coins were used to communicate great events or to promote the status of the Emperor to his people. For example, the Emperor may have depicted a god that had attributes with which he wished to be associated. The coins were circulated throughout the Empire bringing news, perhaps of events that had taken place far away.
During Neros reign, Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni tribe in East Anglia, led her famous rebellion against Colchester, London and St Albans. Titus, eldest son of Vespasian, continued the conquest of Wales and south west Britain during his rule.
- Replica Historical Coin
- Great for Kids, Collectors, Gamers, and History Groups
- Made From Pewter
- Cast From Originals